More than seventy graduate students from around the world — including many who are new to the program this year alone — are enrolled in graduate programs, the largest number in the Department's history.

This group includes a diverse body of students from countries including Haiti, China, and Germany who are drawn to the program by its high ranking among peer institutions. In a recent report submitted to the Provost by the Committee for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Programs, the Department's doctoral program is selected as among the few poised to achieve national distinction.

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics welcomes your application for admission to the graduate program. The program awards Ph.D.s in Agricultural and Resource Economics and M.S. degrees in Applied & Resource Economics to qualified students.

M.S. Program (pdf)   Ph.D. Program (pdf)

According to the American Economic Association, the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at UConn ranks 15th worldwide in Environmental and Resource Economic programs and 23rd in the broader subdiscipline of Agricultural & Resource Economics.

Join a diverse and international community of scholars and specialize your research in one of the following areas:

  • environmental and resource economics
  • food marketing and industrial organization
  • international trade and development
  • quantitative methods
  • demand and price analysis
  • production economics
Graduate Students
Ph.D. Students 27
M.S. Students 41
Students on Assistantship 58%
United States 38%
International 62%
Male 47%
Female 53%

Graduates of the program are highly sought after in academia, government, and the private sector. View Former Grad Jobs for more information.

Visit Apply for admissions requirements.

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Connecticut
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Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4021

Phone: (860) 486-2836
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