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Agricultural and Applied Economics

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech is educating innovative thinkers and empowering individuals with the knowledge needed to accelerate careers. Our degree is the same cost no matter where you live. People choose our program for the convenience, the faculty support and expertise, and the degree recognition that comes with the Virginia Tech brand. In a growing field, organizations require professionals skilled in analyzing and interpreting data. With a master’s in Agricultural and Applied Economics degree in hand, you will be prepared with the knowledge no matter the industry.

  • WE DEVELOP... the specialized skills and knowledge needed in economic modeling, data analytics, econometrics, forecasting, and micro- and macroeconomics.
  • OUR APPROACH... integrates tools and frameworks with industry and government issues, complemented by applied coursework in commodity markets, pricing, and contemporary issues and responses in food systems.
  • CAREER PATH... market analyst, business strategist, policy analyst, commodities trader, supply chain logistics specialist, business economist, or other data analytics-related roles.
  • THE DIPLOMA... Virginia Tech's online degree program offers the same high-quality education as our in-person program and will not have the word 'online' written on the diploma.
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Agricultural and Applied Economics

Program Director: 
Dixie Watts Dalton