Graduate Program

Overview

The components of the program are:

  • Coursework
    • Micro and Macro Economic Theory
    • Introduction to the economics of Resources, Environment and Agriculture
    • Quantitative Methods and Mathematics
    • Major Field courses (Agricultural Policy, Development or Resources and Environment)
    • Minor Field courses (chosen in consultation with your advisor)
  • The Empirical Project
    • An original empirical essay written with considerable faculty guidance
  • Departmental Exams
    • Preliminary Exam (examines first year theory)
    • Field Exam (on your major field)
    • Oral Exam (on your thesis prospectus and readiness to write a dissertation.)
  • The Research Essay
    • Your thesis prospectus (a paper outlining what will be in part of your thesis.)
  • The Thesis

Please see Course of Study for the Graduate Program for more information.

Sample Program

Here is a typical program for the first two years.

  Summer Before Year 1 Fall Year 1 Spring Summer Year 2 Fall Year 2 Spring
Math Econ 204 ARE 210        
Intro to Res. Ag. & Env   ARE 201 ARE 202      
Econ Theory   ECON 201A ECON 201B      
Econometrics   ARE 211 ARE 212   ARE 213  
Econometrics Project       Begin Project ARE 219A ARE 219B
Major Field         ARE field course ARE field course
Minor Field         minor field course minor field course
Macro           Econ 202
Departmental Exams     Preliminary Exam
at end of Spring
    Field Exam
at end of Spring

Please see Course of Study for the Graduate Program for more information.