The Masters of Agriculture in agribusiness stresses the development of superior professional
competence suited to the demands of the modern business, academic, government, and
The OSU Department of Agricultural Economics has a long tradition of being one of
the more relevant and applied departments in the country with a focus is on solving
problems. The department has an environment conducive to considerable interaction
among students and where students interact regularly with faculty.
The Master of Agriculture in agribusiness degree in the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics is intended for students with a bachelor's degree in a field other than agricultural
economics such as animal science, agricultural communications, horticulture, or plant
science. The program of study is more flexible than a typical MBA program and is directly
related to agriculture. The Master of Agriculture degree is a non-research degree
and does not prepare students for advanced study at the PhD level. Students with a
bachelor's degree in agricultural economics or related field, or students who plan
to pursue a PhD should enroll under the agricultural economics Master of Science degree option.
Three options are available in the agribusiness MAg degree program: 32 credit hours, including two credit hours for a formal report; 36 credit hours and a creative component; 36 credit hours including six hours of AGEC 5010 for a professional internship. A minimum of 21 credit
hours must be earned at the 5000 level or above. A comprehensive final examination
is required of all master of agriculture candidates.
Research and Faculty
The research program in the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics aims to create practical, empirical knowledge that will increase the efficiency and
productivity of Oklahoma agriculture and rural communities and the well-being of Oklahomans.
Through collaborations in interdisciplinary projects, we make significant contributions
to the research literature in many disciplines.
Agribusiness research focuses on ways to develop and enhance the agricultural products,
value-added food, and biofuel industries in Oklahoma and the Southern Plains. Projects
have included impacts of input availability, logistics, regulatory compliance, market
potential for products, feasibility assessments of value-added ventures, cooperative
performance enhancement, new product innovation and development, grant supported research,
teaching, extension, and experiment station projects.
Provide original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Provide three recommendation writer names and email addresses in the application.
Recommendation writers may upload their recommendation into the application. Recommendations
should be completed by individuals familiar with your academic performance.
(Optional) To apply for an assistantship, complete the assistantship information in
For best consideration for assistantships, applications should be submitted by January
5 for fall admission and July 1 for spring admission.
Provide a statement of purpose and résumé.
Provide GRE scores. Institute code 6546, Department code 0101.
(International Students only) Provide TOEFL/IELTS scores. Institute code 6546, Dept.
Please submit all the required documents by uploading the documents into the application
Cost and Assistance
Many students help finance graduate education through part-time, paid employment as
a graduate assistant. As a graduate assistant, you can expand and apply your knowledge
and skills under the supervision of faculty or staff. After admission by the Graduate
College, a student who is making satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree may
be appointed to an assistantship.
The OSU Department of Agricultural Economics awards a number of research and teaching assistantships each year. Stipends for these assistantships are reviewed annually and adjusted as
needed. Stipend rates are competitive with those of other outstanding agricultural
economics departments. Students who are sufficiently employed as teaching or research
assistants and are sufficiently enrolled are eligible for tuition waivers.