Agricultural Economics, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours

Core Courses
ECON 6023Microeconomic Theory II3
ECON 6043Macroeconomic Theory II3
AGEC 6213Advanced Econometrics3
STAT 4203Mathematical Statistics I3
STAT 4213Mathematical Statistics II3
AGEC 6403Advanced Production Economics3
AGEC 6303Advanced Agricultural Marketing 13
AGEC 5703Economics of Agriculture and Food Policy3
AGEC 6102Teaching Practicum in Agricultural Economics2
Hours Subtotal26
Select at least 10 hours of electives: 210
Advanced Agricultural Prices
Primary Data Analysis in Economic Research
Agricultural Marketing: Concepts and Tools
Agricultural Marketing and Economic Development
Agricultural Marketing: Advanced Concepts
Production Economics
Economics of Natural and Environmental Resource Policy
Advanced Agricultural Finance
Plan & Pol Devlpmnt
Advanced Applications of Mathematical Programming
Economic Development I
Economic Development II
ECON 5013
Hours Subtotal10
Total thesis hours based on advice of student's advisory committee. 224
Hours Subtotal24
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval