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Applied Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Auburn, AL, United States
The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (DAERS) offers the Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the Auburn University jointly with the Department of Economics and Forestry Economics. 

Overview

With the Applied Economics at the Auburn University in the first year, students take two semesters of microeconomics and econometrics, one semester of macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and research methods, and a special topics course on writing for scholarly journals that serves as the basis for the PhD Research Paper that is due at the beginning of the second year of coursework.

In the second year, students take two semesters of advanced micro-econometrics along with other core courses listed in table 1, and complete their PhD Research Paper. Upon completion of the PhD Research Paper, the student schedules an Oral Preliminary Examination, which lays the groundwork for the dissertation.

The third year is devoted to completing required core courses and the dissertation. The dissertation typically consists of the PhD Research Paper and two essays. The dissertation is defended at the Final Oral Examination, which constitutes the final requirement for the Ph.D.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Math Economics
  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Econometrics  
  • Macroeconometrics
  • Microeconometrics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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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

  • Applicants submit their application online
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Submit a Personal Statement  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15271 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15271 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5641 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5641 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Auburn

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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