Ph.D. On Campus

Agricultural Economics

University of Kentucky

36 months
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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.


The Department of Agricultural Economics at University of Kentucky offers graduate studies at both the Master's level (M.S.) and the Doctoral level (Ph.D.). 

Key Features 

  • 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.

Programme Structure

  • Ordinarily, students entering this program will have completed a Plan A Master's degree (thesis) program at UK or elsewhere. 
  • In exceptional cases, a student holding the B.S. degree may enter the doctoral program without first completing the M.S. degree, but only upon receiving special approval.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • References may be submitted at the Apply Yourself website or by email (professional letter of recommendation) to the Director of Graduate Studies at
  • Your Resumé
  • Your Personal Statement
  • Transcript 
  • GRE/TOEFL or IELTS Scores (copy)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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