The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at Louisiana State University offers graduate studies conducted under the direction of departmental Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station scientists who are actively engaged in research. Research areas include international trade, agricultural business, agricultural policy, marketing, econometrics, operations research, natural resource and environmental economics, farm management, finance, community and rural development, and production economics.
The graduate program in the Department is designed to encourage the intellectual growth of students through the development of conceptual and analytical skills necessary for achieving their career objectives. The faculty is devoted to helping graduate students achieve academic, intellectual, personal, and career excellence by offering graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The M.S. program offers three areas of study: Agribusiness Management, Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, and Agricultural Economics. The thesis (research) and non-thesis options are available for all areas of study in the M.S. Program.