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Graduate Assistantships + Available Projects


Grow your prospects with us!

As a fully-funded Graduate Assistant in the Masters of Agriculture and Applied Economics program, you will work with faculty to conduct and apply research on innovative projects to help provide practical insights for real decision-makers.

Our highly-motivated graduate assistants receive a full assistantship covering tuition and fees, health insurance, and a monthly stipend.

In addition to working on research, you will take coursework to complete the requirements for the MS degree.  Depending on your interests and career goals, you will also have opportunities to support classroom teaching, and to attend research conferences or professional development events.

You do not need to have a BS degree in agricultural economics or economics, though basic undergraduate coursework in microeconomics, statistics and calculus is preferred.  We are also committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and providing a supportive environment for all; the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics welcomes interest from students with all different educational backgrounds and life experiences.


Masters Student Success + Career Pathways

MS graduates from our program consistently find career success across a range of industries, government agencies, and academia.  Recent graduates have started successful careers with NGOs, such as the American Farmland Trust and the Nature Conservancy; and government agencies, such as NASS and the WY Legislative Services Office; or gone on to pursue doctoral degrees, including at the University of Florida, Nebraska, Washington State, and Virginia Tech.


We are seeking students interested and available to start as early as this fall or spring semester! If you are interested starting your next chapter, please contact Ben Rashford (; 307-766-6474) to express interest and learn about the next steps.  Two months from now you could be on-campus in Laramie taking your next big step, so contact us today!


Graduate Projects


Reach out to us!

If you are interested in jump-starting your next phase in higher education, please contact our graduate coordinator, Ben Rashford (; 307-766-6474).


About Laramie

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.  Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit


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