The Ph.D. offered by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics consists of 72 credits plus a substantial work of original research in the form of a dissertation. Completion of the Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics generally signifies a mastery of advanced microeconomic theory and quantitative methods, with a particular expertise in either agricultural economics or natural resource and environmental economics. Ph.D. graduates are experts in applied economics and are trained to develop and execute innovative research programs, teach undergraduate and graduate level economics courses, and present theoretical and applied economic concepts and results to a wide variety of audiences. Graduates of this program have gone on to succeed in a variety of positions at universities, in the public institution sector (e.g. USDA, ERS), and private enterprises including consulting firms.
Effective Fall 2013
|AREC 506/ECON 506||Applied Microeconomic Theory||3|
|AREC 570/ECON 530||Methodology of Economic Research||3|
|AREC 615||Optimization Methods for Applied Economics||3|
|AREC 635/ECON 635||Econometric Theory I||3|
|AREC 706/ECON 706||Microeconomic Analysis II||3|
|AREC 735/ECON 735||Econometric Theory II||2|
|AREC 770||Advanced Methods in Applied Economics||3|
|ECON 501||Quantitative Methods for Economists||3|
|Select one from the following:||3-4|
|Advanced Production and Technological Change|
and Advanced Agricultural Marketing Issues
|Advanced Natural Resource Economics|
|Research and Dissertation|
|Master Degree Credit|
|Master Degere Credit 3||30|
|Program Total Credits:||72|
A minimum of 72 credits are required to complete this program.
Select courses with approval of advisor and committee.
Students must pass the written Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations in Quantitative Methods and in Microeconomics, the field Examination, the preliminary Oral Examination, and the final Oral Examination.
Student may apply an earned Master’s degree for up to 30 credits toward the PhD requirements conditioned on satisfying course requirements for the Agricultural and Resource Economics Master of Science Program.