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Overview

The Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University   consists of 72 credits plus a substantial work of original research in the form of a dissertation. Completion of the Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics generally signifies a mastery of advanced microeconomic theory and quantitative methods, with a particular expertise in either agricultural economics or natural resource and environmental economics. 

Key facts:

Ph.D. graduates are experts in applied economics and are trained to develop and execute innovative research programs, teach undergraduate and graduate level economics courses, and present theoretical and applied economic concepts and results to a wide variety of audiences. Graduates of this program have gone on to succeed in a variety of positions at universities, in the public institution sector (e.g. USDA, ERS), and private enterprises including consulting firms.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • February 15 –  deadline to be granted full consideration for departmental funding
    • May 1 –  deadline for self or externally funded students
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Methodology of Economic Research
  • Optimization Methods for Applied Economics
  • Econometric Theory 
  • Microeconomic Analysis 
  • Advanced Methods in Applied Economics
  • Quantitative Methods for Economists

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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General Requirements

  • One official transcript of all collegiate work completed post-high school.  Additionally separate transcripts are not required for study abroad credits if the GPA and credits are recorded on the transcript of the university that sponsored the study abroad experience. CSU transcripts are not required. Training course transcripts from branches of the U.S. military that show credit received with neither grades nor degrees awarded are exempt from the transcript requirement.
  • Test scores such as GRE or GMAT, if required by department, should be submitted with institution code 4075.
  • Regardless of citizenship, applicants may be required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency, if they do not have a degree from an institution where the primary language of instruction is English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1432 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    584 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 584 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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