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Online Master of Ag and Applied Economics

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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 need professionals who are 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. Let us help you take the next step.

...the specialized skills and knowledge needed in economic modeling, data
analytics, econometrics, forecasting, and micro- and macroeconomics.

...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. analyst, business strategist, policy analyst, commodities trader,
supply chain logistics specialist, business economist, or other data analyticsrelated

Virginia Tech's online degree program offers the same high-quality education
as our in person program and therefore, will not have the word 'online'
written on the diploma.

Online Master's Students

  • Acelynn Bock
  • Brody Crockett
  • Simon Dawson
  • Robert Dhanda
  • Ashley Spinks Dugan
  • Cynthia Marie Fairbanks
  • Kush Jenkins   
  • Anthony Johnson
  • Elizabeth Ann Lohrer
  • Rhett Donald Montgomery
  • Skylar Katherine Mouris
  • Maximiliano Fausto Romero
  • Amadou Cledor Sall
  • Melanie Anabella Sherrill
  • George Roy Turner
  • Thomas Whamond          
  • Ross Womack
  • Nehemia Yeshurun          

Entering Fall 2024

  • Madison Cowart
  • Benjamin Durham
  • Eric Feske
  • Madeline Longwell

Online Certificate Students

  • Cody Gasque
  • Erica King
  • Layton Thomas
  • Emily White
  • Mary Wilkins

Updated July 17, 2024

Your investment

Tuition and cost
$1,075 per credit through 2025
This is a self-funded graduate program.

Your curriculum

Program structure

Asynchronous course delivery in the Canvas platform

Admission requirements

  • Basic statistics
  • Intermediate microeconomics
  • Introduction to differential calculus
  • 3.0 GPA (4+1 program 3.3 GPA)

Additional admission requirements

Admission requirement resources

Canvas math modules are available upon acceptance for those who would like refresher content before starting coursework. For those desiring more formal background coursework, online calculus and statistics courses are available from your local community college or other educational institution. Examples of self-paced courses are below. 

  • Data management and visualization in econometrics and forecasting
  • Technical skills in R and Python programming
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills required to frame business and policy questions using economic analysis

Visit the graduate school's website for details on application deadlines.

  • The domestic application deadline for Fall submission is August 1 and for Spring January 1.
  • The international application deadline for Fall submission is April 1 and for Spring September 1.