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Agricultural Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Lexington-Fayette, KY, United States
The reasons people have come to the University of Kentucky for a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics range from a desire to feed the world, a desire to apply and advance the knowledge they have already gained in economics, a desire to have meaningful work that will have an impact beyond academia, and a desire to enjoy a large job market.
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Overview

The Department of Agricultual Economics from University of Kentucky offers graduate studies at both the Master's level (M.S.) and the Doctoral level (Ph.D.). Students holding Bachelor's degrees are eligible to apply for admission to the Master's program. Students with a Master's degree are eligible to apply for admission to the Ph.D. program. Students may petition to enter the Ph.D. program after one year in the M.S. program.

Admission to the Ph.D. program is obtained upon recommendation of the graduate program committee and approval of the director of graduate studies. Ordinarily, students entering this program will have completed a Plan A Master's degree (thesis) program at UK or elsewhere. Students who are completing a Master's program in the department and desire to enter the doctoral program must file appropriate application materials with the director of graduate studies (DGS) and the graduate program committee to obtain approval for admission.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neoclassical Microeconomic Theory
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
  • Introduction to Econometrics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Three Letters of Recommendations
  • Your resumé
  • Your Personal Statement
  • Transcript (copy): Submit a copy of all transcripts with your application at our Graduate School's website
  • GRE/TOEFL or IELTS Scores (copy)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15112 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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