Graduate Programs

The Department has five graduate programs that offer a range of Master's and Doctorate degree programs and professional training options.

AESE Graduate Programs

Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics
EEFE is a unique graduate program providing state-of-the-art training in economics and quantitative methods as applied to the energy economics, policy and systems, natural resources and the environment, and food industrial organization. The EEFE program offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Dual-title Ph.D. programs are available in Demography and Operations Research.
Rural Sociology
The Rural Sociology Graduate Program provides students with the highest quality educational and research experiences in rural sociology. Our graduates have gone on to launch highly successful careers in academe, in government, and in non-governmental research organizations.
Agricultural and Extension Education
A graduate degree in Agricultural and Extension Education offers the following core areas of study: Educational Processes, Leadership Development and Communications, Program Development, and Research.
Applied Youth, Family, and Community Education
This is a Master's of Education program that focuses on educational programming for youth and families within communities. The curriculum prepares students to assume leadership roles in educational and human services organizations.
Community and Economic Development
The Community and Economic Development (CEDEV) Graduate Program provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to work with citizens and leaders to establish and maintain viable communities and community organizations.