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Upper-level professional positions are becoming increasingly multifaceted, collaborative, and virtual - much like our online MS program in ag and applied economics. By going through our program, you will develop skills that will set you apart from others as you learn how to effectively collaborate and learn online. To accomplish this, we have created a collaborative, active-learning environment that is delivered 100% online with built-in flexibility to match your scheduling needs


Structured for flexibility. Designed for all learners.


Our professional MS online ag and applied economics content is available to you via the Canvas platform. Once enrolled and courses begin, you will have access to each course's content using your Virginia Tech login information. Content will be organized according to the courses you are enrolled in with different areas for accessing materials, submitting assignments, and connecting with your peers.  

Our courses are designed using a variety of mediums to engage every learner. Our goal is to interest you with challenging, relevant content and create mutual learning experiences among the cohort while having fun. To accomplish this, we incorporate the following into our course content:

  • Engaging short videos by noted faculty
  • Relevant case studies
  • Timely readings
  • Homework that focuses on utilizing and solidifying new skills and techniques


The cohort nature of our ag and applied economics MS online program gives you added support and perspective from fellow professionals while allowing you to complete your studies according to your schedule. While you will be responsible for managing your own learning using the content provided online, you will have opportunities to collaborate on specific assignments with other members of your cohort. As you progress through the program, you will expand your professional network as you interact and collaborate with your cohort peers.

Your instructors will utilize live discussion sessions to give you further opportunities to connect with other members of your cohort while discussion boards and communication tools like SLACK will be used throughout to provide opportunities for lively class discussions and study teams.