USDA National Needs Fellowship in Data Science

Join the next generation of policy makers, researchers, and educators in food, agriculture, and natural resources.

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Tuition Waiver

Fellows receive tuition remission and highly subsidized health care options

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Careers in academia, government, and the private sector



Fellows receive $18,500 per year for the duration of the two-year program

UConn's M.S. in Applied and Resource Economics with a Specialization in Data Science provides eligible U.S. citizens or nationals with the opportunity to gain training and first-hand experience in this growing field.


The program is built upon foundations in:

Applied microeconomics and quantitative methods.

Data collection, analysis, management, and communication.

Research experience, culminating in a capstone project.

Apply by January 15, 2025 


Outstanding candidates with strong backgrounds in economics, mathematics, and statistics are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through the UConn Graduate School.  Please visit our 'How to Apply' page to learn more about departmental requirements and deadlines.


Email with any questions.

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