Environmental and Natural Resource Economics M.S.


One of the main strengths of the program lies in it’s flexibility; we develop individualized programs and produce graduates who are competitive with their peers at other first-rate departments throughout the world. The M.S. program in Resource Economics allows a great deal of flexibility for the student to pursue individual interests. Students frequently include courses from business, statistics, oceanography, marine affairs, community planning, engineering and natural resource science. Master’s students can select between two options: the thesis option or the non-thesis option.


The department has considerable experience in working with students who do not have undergraduate majors in economics or resource economics. Many M.S. students have backgrounds in physics, biopsychology, biology, zoology, history, English, psychology, and engineering. Some students have come to our program after job experiences or public service which have convinced them of the importance of resource and environmental economics in public policy formation. Others have developed their interests too late in their undergraduate careers to conveniently adjust their majors. We welcome these students because often they have insights, skills and knowledge about the physical and biological world that combines well with the subject matter of resource and environmental economics.

Applicants should have completed course work in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, and basic calculus, and must have a minimum B average in undergraduate work.


Graduate Program Director: enre_grad@etal.uri.edu
Graduate Admissions: enre_grad_admissions@etal.uri.edu