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Agriculture and Resource Economics

Agricultural and Resource Economics is an applied economics program that deals with the analysis and understanding of natural resources, environmental, agricultural, rural development, and international agricultural and resource issues. Training in the area broadens intellectual horizons and helps prepare students for a variety of professional careers in business, government and academia.

Career Profile

Agricultural and resource economists work in a wide range of activities including agricultural production and marketing, business management, consumer analysis, natural resource management, environmental assessment, energy economics, policy analysis, international trade and economic development.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Program Application Test Requirements

​In addition to the University requirements, the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design requires that applicants take the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) and obtain scores adequate to demonstrate an aptitude for graduate study.

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

April (for funding consideration)

Fall Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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