Applied Natural Resource Economics—MS

Metal markets. Mineral economics. Petroleum fiscal regimes. The effects of urban sprawl. The impact of fish harvesting. Environmental issues and public policy analysis on a global scale. Our Master of Science in Applied Natural Resources Economics program takes you deep into real-world research on real-world topics. A curriculum as unique as our Lake Superior environment offers a blend of business, economics, forestry, and geology, plus engineering, social sciences, and technical communication, allowing you to build out from core courses to electives that make your program truly yours.  

Our Degree Programs

Originally founded in 1949 as the Department of Engineering Administration, the Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics provides an AACSB accredited curriculum in six business majors and an MBA, and a degree in economics. Graduates

  • Develop specialized knowledge in the economics of natural resources and the environment
  • Attain the ability to evaluate resource projects
  • Become capable of independent analysis using appropriate research tools to effectively communicate analytical results

Our Accomplished Faculty

  • Are researchers, scholars, and leaders in the field
  • Actively participate in research and professional organizations at regional, national, and international levels
  • Give expert testimony in important natural resources damage assessment cases, have taught as Fulbright lecturers, serve on editorial boards and resource councils and publish in communications outlets with worldwide influence

Learn more about the Applied Natural Resource Economics program.


Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach.

Graduate School

Program Specific

International Students

  • TOEFL: Recommended Score of 79 iBT
  • IELTS: Recommended Overall Band Score of 6.5

Admissions Decisions

Made on a rolling basis

Recommended Deadline

Apply at least a semester in advance of projected admission to improve your chances of receiving funding.