Typical Program of Study

A Typical Program of Study for the B.S./M.S. Program in Food and Business Economics (full-time) will be as follows:



  1. Econometric applications (11:373:425), or Econometrics (01:220:322) (This course should ideally be taken by interested students in an earlier fall semester, and must not count towards their B.S. degree requirements. )
  2. Research methods (16:395:503)

  3. Micro theory w/app (16:395:505)


  1. Applied econometrics (16:395:506)



  1. Graduate elective courses 9 Credits for those in the thesis option. 12 Credits for those in the Plan B option.


  1. Graduate elective courses:3 Credits for those in the thesis option. 12 Credits those in the Plan B option.

  2. Research in Food & Bus Econ (16:395:702) 6 Credits for those with thesis option

  3. Indep. Study in Food & Bus Econ (16:395:620 3 Credits for those with Plan B option


For those in the thesis option, write M.S. thesis and defend.  For those in Plan B, write the Plan B paper and defend.

To successfully complete the M.S. program in Food & Business Economics, a student must complete either 24 course credits and 6 research credits (thesis option), or 30 course credits and 3 independent study credits (non-thesis option).

  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE)