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*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline (For priority consideration for assistantships, fellowships and scholarships)
FallJanuary 15
SpringSeptember 1

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agricultural and Applied Economics Program

  • 3 letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE score report

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

Before admission to the PhD program, a student should have completed at least one course each in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, quantitative or mathematical economics, econometrics or regression analysis, statistics and differential calculus. A student should also have a master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, or a related field. A student without a master’s degree will be admitted initially into the master’s program with the expectation that he or she complete the degree before continuing with doctoral studies.