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Dual-Title Degrees

Dual-title degrees are available in EEFE and Demography, and EEFE and Operations Research. The dual-title graduate degree programs are programs of study that that integrate course work and thesis research in the graduate major (EEFE) and the dual-title fields (Demography or Operations Research).

Demography

Dual-title degrees in EEFE/Demography are intended for students with a strong interest in demographic theories and techniques as applied to EEFE. Dual-title M.S. and Ph.D. degree options are available.

A dual-title degree in EEFE/Demography can help a student develop skills in demographic techniques and methodologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical methods. The Demography program is affiliated with Penn State's prestigious Population Research Institute (PRI), which is one of a handful of federally funded population research centers in the United States.

A student pursuing a EEFE/Demography dual-title degree must meet all EEFE degree requirements as well as all Demography degree requirements. Some courses may count toward both sets of requirements. A student must submit an application for admission to the Director of the Graduate Program in Demography.

Operations Research

Dual-title degrees in EEFE/Operations Research are intended for students with a strong interest in operations research techniques as applied to Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics. Dual title M.S. and Ph.D. degree options are available.

A dual-title degree in EEFE/Operations Research can provide a student with an interdisciplinary perspective on the formulation, analysis, and solution of decision-making problems. Operations Research draws on techniques from many fields, including economics, mathematics, and engineering.

A student pursuing a dual-title degree in EEFE/Operations Research must meet all EEFE degree requirements as well as all Operations Research degree requirements. Some courses may count toward both sets of requirements. A student must submit an application for admission to the Chair of the Operations Research Committee.