Master of Science Program in Agricultural and Resource Economics (English Program)

Introduction Admission Requirements Scholarship Program Committee Curriculum Recent M.S. graduates

Over a quarter century, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of Kasetsart University was the only institution of higher education in Thailand which offered formal degree training in agricultural economics. Since 1960's, there has been a rapid expansion in higher education and this has led to the establishment of B.S. degree program in agricultural economics in the regional universities. Starting from 1961 the Department of Agricultural Economics, became a regional center for short and long term training for midcareer professionals from the ASEAN member countries.

Currently M.S. program in agricultural and resource economics at Kasetsart University is the most recognized program of its kind in Thailand, and became increasingly renowned internationally. The program is designed to broaden the students' knowledge in this discipline and to engender regional and international exchange of ideas in agricultural development and policy issues. The program has successfully created distinguished researchers in several countries including Bhutan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Thailand.

The curriculum includes core courses in economic theories, econometrics and elective courses in specific subjects intended to prepare students for a professional career in agricultural economics. A regular two-year program requires a minimum of 37 credits that comprises 19 credits of core courses, 6 credits of electives, and 12 credits of thesis.

Estimated tuition fee for 2-year program: USD 7,000 - 12,000 excluding textbooks and research cost.