Does the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics offer a Master’s degree?
No, we only offer a Ph.D.
 
Does the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics admit for the Spring?
No. ARE only admits in the Fall.
 
When is the application deadline?
ARE must receive all application materials no later than December 1st .
 
How many applications does the department expect to receive?
ARE receives approximately 225 applications for each admission cycle.
 
How many applicants do you admit and how many accept your offer of admission?
On average, we accept 20 applicants for our total application pool. Of the 20 admitted, 15 will typically accept our offer of admission. 
 
Is the GRE required?
Yes, we require the GRE.
 
Which GRE dates are no longer valid?
Scores are valid for 5 years.
 
What are the GRE and TOEFL codes for ARE?
Institutional code: 4833
Department code for the GRE: 0101
TOEFL code: 31

 
How can I qualify for a TOEFL/IELTS exemption?
If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better, in residence at a recognized U.S. institution, you do not need to take a standardized test. Instead, you must upload an unofficial transcript from the recognized U.S. institution.

All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to take the TOEFL.

 
How long does it take to complete the Ph.D. in Agricultural & Resource Economics?
The program typically takes 5 - 6 years.
 
For any other questions you may have, please contact AREs Graduate Student Advisor Carmen Karahalios, carmenk@berkeley.edu.