List of best universities offering Agricultural Economics programs:

Purdue University (USA)
- It offers graduate programs leading towards master's and doctor of philosophy degrees in Agricultural Economics. Students can specialize their studies in several areas including agribusiness management, agricultural finance, community development, industrial organization and markets, international development and policy, international trade, production economics, etc.
- Students completing the program of study towards a master's degree will receive instruction in intermediate economic theory, quantitative methods and policy analysis, as well as elective courses in their area of interest.
- Purdue's Agricultural Economics program is ranked 1st in international trade, farm management, production and finance; and 2nd in agribusiness, marketing and sales, and industrial organization (Oregon State University, 2004).

University of Kentucky (USA)
- The Master's degree programs in the Department of Agricultural Economics qualify students for a degree as "Master of Science in Agricultural Economics".
- A 2007 national ranking by Academic Analytics put the University at 19th among public institutions for the scholarly productivity of its faculty.

The University of Sydney (Australia)
- The Master of Agricultural Economics is a two-year research masters which may include some coursework.
- Professional recognition: Eligible for membership of the Economics Society of Australia, the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, and other relevant professional associations including the American Agricultural Economics Association.
- The University is ranked 36th among world's best institutions in THE-QS World University Rankings 2009.

University of British Columbia (Canada)
- The Food and Resource Economics (FRE) Group offers both a research master's degree, the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Economics, and a professional master's degree, the Master of Food and Resource Economics (M.F.R.E.).
- The M.Sc. program can normally be completed in 18 to 20 months.
- The University is ranked 36th globally in the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

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World University Ranking Tables

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World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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