Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology Graduate Programs

Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES) focuses on research in the disciplines of Environmental and Resource Economics, Economics of Agriculture, Food & Agribusiness, Environmental and Resource Sociology, International Development.

Accepting applications for our 12 month course-based Master of Agriculture program in REES. The program runs from September 2020 to August 2021. We will begin accepting applications starting December 1, 2019.


Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES) degree programs.  

Graduate education provides an excellent background for careers in private business, government service or research. The programs offered are in the sub-disciplines of agricultural and resource economics, forest economics and rural & environmental sociology.


Agricultural and Resource Economics

Agricultural economics is an applied field that typically explores issues related to agriculture, food production, and consumption. Resource economics seeks to understand the supply and demand of natural resources, their role in the economy, and how to manage them for long term sustainability. These fields also make significant contributions to environmental issues.

Master of Agriculture | Master of Science | MBA/MAgPhD | Our Research

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Rural & Environmental Sociology

Rural sociology examines social structure and social change in rural areas, as well as issues such as food and agriculture, forestry, mining and energy development. 

Master of Agriculture | Master of Science | MBA/MAg | PhD | Our Research

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Forest Economics

Forest Economics focuses on public policy and regulatory issues in the forestry sector. It explores the roles of institutions and property rights in regulating the timber supply, and the provision, production, and trading of forest resources and products.

Master of Science | PhD | Our Research

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Risk and Community Resilience (Interdisciplinary)

Risk and Community Resilience examines different aspects of social-ecological relations, challenging us to think about how peoples, locally and globally, see and respond to changes in their environment including those associated with ecological variability, climate change, and natural resource development.

Master of Science | Our Research

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Current Students

Students at the University of Alberta are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their program requirements. They are bound by the contents of the University Calendar and standards contained therein.

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