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Applied Economics Graduate Program

Welcome to the Graduate Program

The Applied Economics Graduate Program is a unique partnership of applied economists from across the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus. Participating academic units include:

Department of Applied Economics
in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Human Resources & Industrial Relations
in the Carlson School of Management

Division of Health Policy & Management
in the School of Public Health

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

We offer MS and PhD degrees in Applied Economics. Current fields of study for the PhD degree include:

The MS and PhD programs prepare students for a variety of employment opportunities. Graduates take faculty positions at universities in the U.S. and abroad, research and administrative positions with government agencies and international organizations, and positions with private sector firms. Many of our MS graduates continue their studies in our PhD program. Placement of Recent Graduate Students

The information you need in order to apply to the new and expanded graduate program in Applied Economics is available here. Follow the links to Admission Requirements and Application Procedures.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at

Graduate Students in the Job Market


Graduate Students in the Job Market

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