Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The Ph.D. degree is a research-oriented degree that provides students with the tools, skills, and experience necessary to conduct theoretical and applied research in our program's three core areas: food and agribusiness economics, environmental and natural resource economics, and regional economic development.
Admission to the doctoral program in Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics is based on a careful evaluation of an applicant's potential to successfully complete the degree program.
Students in the Ph.D. program are required to complete 40 credits of graduate course work, write a Ph.D. dissertation, and pass a final oral examination and a comprehensive exam.
Many of our Ph.D. graduates have taken faculty positions at leading universities worldwide, research organizations, government agencies, private industry, and nonprofit organizations.