Agricultural Economics ( M.S. )


Introduction

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. As a result, starting from 1961 the Department of Agricultural Economics. It became a regional center for short and long term training for midcareer professionals from the ASEAN member countries. Currently, there are about 100 Students enrolled in this M.S. program.

As befitting Thailand's emerging status of middle income country, the expansion and specialization of the graduate study program in agricultural economics has been made possible by a growing cadre of well trained specialists. At present, the Department has a large number of high qualified staff. There are more than 20 faculty members who have Ph. D.'s from leading universities. Capacity of the staff is recognized in a wide range of fields and has been actively engaged in research for the Thai government as well as international agencies.

Teaching Staff

There are 24 faculty members who have Ph.d> is from leding universities. Capacity of the staff is recognized in a wide range of agricultural and resource economics and has been actively engaged in research forthe Thai goverment as well as international agencies.
Students will be assigned to an academic advisory committee consisting of a chairman and two members from the major and minor fields. The committee guides and advises the students in their study plan, thesis topic selection, research planning, and thesis writing.


Qualification for Application

Admission to the program is based on the careful scrutiny and evaluation of following document by the Department of Graduate Study Committee:

1. Applicant's academic records.

2. A certificate of English proficiency test.

3. Three letters of recommendation.

Application forms are available from department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Kasetsart University at a cost of 260 Baht (US$10) per set.

The filled in application form and documents should be submitted to Chairman, International Program in Agricultural Economics; Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand. (by November for the first semester enrollment and by May for the second semester enrollment.) Fax: 66-2-561-3467, 942-8047. Email: fecoare@nontri.ku.ac.th

Last Update May 7, 2008
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