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Resource Economics and Management

The objective of this major is to prepare students to apply economic models and analysis to environmental and natural resource policy problems. The flexibility of this major allows students, in consultation with their academic advisor, to design a program of study that focuses on environmental and natural resource issues tailored to individual interests (such as water use and quality, soil protection, waste management, or ecosystem management and land use).

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 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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