Master of Jurisprudence & Master of Science in Agricultural Economics/Law

Take advantage of our unique MJ-MS in Agricultural Economics to drive innovation and design solutions in the increasingly complex and emerging agricultural law field! This dual degree program consists of the Master of Jurisprudence and Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, bringing together expertise from two highly ranked institutions to provide a unique educational opportunity in agricultural law.

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Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law have joined forces to create the first MJ-MS Agricultural Economics and Law Program in the nation. Purdue’s agricultural economics expertise offers an in-depth understanding of the food system’s economics and the economic concepts and theories required to make effective decisions in a dynamic industry.

IU McKinney’s legal training emphasizes understanding regulatory oversight, administrative agencies’ roles, policy questions, and transactional structures.

Agricultural Economics program in the World. (Center for World University Rankings 2022).
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Program Specifics


MJ-MS students with a multidisciplinary education in agricultural economics and law will be able to make creative and significant contributions to their companies, the food and agribusiness industries, and food and agriculture policies in Indiana and elsewhere.

51 credits total
(21 Purdue University Agricultural Economics credits, 30 McKinney law credits)

Domestic students and permanent residents may qualify for the following types of financial aid:

Career Outcomes

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Top Job Titles

  • Economists, Provider Contract/Cost of Care Consultants
  • Lead Economists
  • Directors of Health Economics and Outcomes Research,
  • Environmental Economists

Top Industries

  • Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  • Other General Government Support

Source: LightcastTM (2023). Unique job postings for July 2022-2023. Projected growth for years 2023-2033.

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