About Fully Funded PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics
The University of California Davis offers a fully funded PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics. The Department offers graduate training in the economics of agriculture, international development, and the environment and natural resources.
The ARE program offers full funding to Ph.D. students for a minimum of five years through a combination of fellowships, readerships, teaching assistant positions, and research assistant positions.
Students will have tuition and fees covered and receive a monthly stipend during the nine-month academic year. Most students also receive summer support.
Acceptance into the Ph.D. program is based on a holistic review of the applicant’s full record by the graduate admissions committee. Criteria that factor into our admissions decision are:
1. Statement of Purpose: This statement should describe why the student wants to pursue a graduate degree in ARE at UC Davis.
2. Personal History and Diversity Statement: The purpose of this essay is to get to know you as an individual and potential graduate student. Please describe how your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree.
3. Letters of Recommendation: We place considerable weight on the three required letters of recommendation.
4. GRE Scores: We require all students to submit GRE scores and attach a higher weight to the quantitative score. GRE scores should be sent electronically to Institution code 4834 and Department code 0101.
5. TOEFL Scores: Graduate Studies require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if your native language is not English or your instruction has not been in English. TOEFL scores should be sent electronically to Institution code 4834 and Department code 67. TOEFL scores expire after two years and the minimum score is 80. As an alternative, you may submit scores from the Academic Modules of the international English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Eligibility and Restrictions
To be eligible for any academic appointment, graduate students:
- Must be full-time enrolled UC Davis graduate students.
- Must be in good academic standing (requires a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in academic work, fewer than 12 units of incomplete or no grades, and status within normative time and/or time to degree standards);
- May work 15 academic quarters in teaching titles (18 max by exception)
- May work 18 academic quarters in a research title (21 max by exception)
- Student employment is limited to 50% time during the academic quarter.
- On a case-by-case basis students may work up to a maximum of 75% during the academic quarter without an exception.
- Students may work more than half time between quarters (including summer) without an exception.
- Must provide evidence of employment eligibility (US Citizen, lawful Permanent Resident, eligible Visa status (J1, F1),
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA))
Students will have tuition and fees covered (including non-resident tuition) and receive a monthly stipend during the nine-month academic year.
Most students also receive summer support through research assistant, teaching assistant, and associate instructor positions.
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How to Apply?
PhD applicants should submit by the priority deadline, January 15. The fellowship application deadline is January 15. The application fee is $135 for the domestic application and $155 for the international.