This program provides graduate students with a comprehensive foundation in the basic theory of population biology, ecological genetics, community ecology, conservation biology ecotoxicology, and statistics along with applied interdisciplinary experience in biology. This theoretical, broad foundation coupled with collaborative research prepares graduates as the future leaders in research as well as service in a broad range of governmental, and foundation positions in conservation-related fields.
Resources and Development
Graduate studies in Resources and Development (R & D) prepares students for careers in natural resource economics, environmental economics and management, regional and community development, international agriculture and economic development. R & D is one of three thrust area studies in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia: Agribusiness and Agricultural Prices and Policy. Students who complete the program earn a Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics. The curriculum includes foundational courses in economics and institutional theory, statistics, econometrics and research methodology, and specific courses in natural resource and environmental economics, economic development, international ag. development and regional economics.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Society and Ecosystems
The Society and Ecosystems Program (SEP) is a unique interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers with private and public organizations through advanced graduate level training and research. The certificate program is designed for students with undergraduate-graduate training in agriculture, biology, business administration, economics, engineering, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, geography, geology, rural sociology and related disciplines. Students who are in a graduate or professional program in their area of specialization take two integrated courses and complete a thesis or dissertation that applies more than one discipline. The program is designed to enhance the student’s familiarity with disciplinary and interdisciplinary concepts and principles from the social and natural sciences and humanities.
You can find more information at the following link: http://dass.missouri.edu/agecon/grad/cert-ecosystems.php
Community Processes Graduate Certificate Program
The Graduate Certificate in Community Processes offers graduate students and professionals a unique opportunity to develop expertise in how spatial and relational communities function in today’s society: their processes for forming, for maintaining the community and for achieving community objectives. A vital part of the certificate is acquiring applied skills in community facilitation processes or community analytical processes. The certificate is offered jointly by the Departments of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and the Truman School of Public Affairs.
Public Policy Analysis
Graduate study in Public Policy Analysis prepares students to evaluate the role of government in a market economy. This would include food and agricultural policy, various regulatory policies (e.g. food and environmental safety, IPR and market structure), and rural development policy and assess the impacts of such domestic and international government interventions. Such skills are suitable for further graduate studies and careers in teaching, research and market analysis at universities, government agencies and agribusiness.