AEC grad students at fall departmental event.

Training Tomorrow's Agricultural Leaders

The Department of Agricultural Economics offers graduate education in a unique learning environment. The award-winning faculty represent a wide range of training and interest areas that focus around three primary areas of emphasis. We emphasize developing competence in applying theoretical concepts and analytical tools within these areas. The departmental areas of emphasis are:

  • Production Management
  • Agricultural Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Regional Economics

Agricultural Economists completing advanced degrees at the University of Kentucky are employed by academic institutions; local, state, and federal agencies that deal with agriculture natural resources and economic development; private firms in the agricultural and business sectors; and agencies and governments of foreign countries. Our graduates conduct research, develop extension services, teach classes, and serve as managers and administrators in various types of firms and agencies.

Our department has M.S. (thesis and non-thesis options) and Ph.D. programs of study. All applications for admission are made directly to the Graduate School. Click the links below to learn more about our programs:

Master of Science (M.S.) in Agricultural Economics

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Agricultural Economics


Graduate Program Contact Information:

Dr. Tyler Mark, Director of Graduate Studies  |  859-257-7283