PhD in Applied Economics

The PhD in Applied Economics involves faculty from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Department of Economics, and School of Forestry.


Courses include resource and environmental economics, applied production economics, demand analysis, international economics, and other electives. Students must pass a preliminary exam on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. There is an oral exam in the field of specialization and proposed dissertation topic plus final oral dissertation defense.

Areas of Concentration

Natural Resource & Environmental Economics
Applied Production Economics
International Economics
Applied Market Analysis
Statistics Minor