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Resource Economics and Management

This doctoral program offers two areas of emphasis administered by Resource Economics and Management: Natural Resource Economics (NRE) and Resource Management (RM). The objective of the degree program is to train highly qualified doctoral students in the areas of excellence within the Division of Resource Management, as well as Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, or WVU in general. All students in the program complete a core set of courses including research methods, graduate seminars, and teaching practicum.

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, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

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 Deadline

May 10

Spring Deadline


Summer 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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