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- A master's degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Students without a master’s degree will also be considered but they must have completed core requirements for the master's degree in agricultural economics.
- Master's level microeconomics
- Master's level macroeconomics
- Master's level econometrics
- Calculus I, II, and III
Field courses in areas of interest are recommended but not required.
- The GRE is not required but is recommended for students seeking an assistantship.
- If your native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required. Graduate Studies determines exemptions from this requirement.
- You do not need to contact a faculty member to be considered for admission or an assistantship.
- A one-page statement of purpose. It should explain why you want to pursue a graduate degree and describe your interests.
- Three letters of recommendation. We recommend at least two of these letters are from faculty members who can describe your academic abilities.
- Resume or curriculum vitae
Diya Ganguly, Ph.D. Student
There is a wonderful sense of being truly welcomed and made to feel at home by everyone I have met on campus and everyone in my department.
- ECON 912A and 912B - Advanced Microeconomics I & II
- ECON 912A and 912B - Advanced Macroeconomics I & II
- ECON 917, 918, and 919 - Econometrics I, II & III
- STAT 882 - Mathematical Statics I-Distribution Theory
- Two courses from the AECN 901 block (6 credit hours)
- Two courses from the AECN 902 block (6 credit hours)
- Prepare a department or a conference presentation (or paper) before the fourth year begins
- Have a paper submitted to a peer-reviewed journal before graduating
Credit Hour Requirements
- At least 90 credit hours, including 12 to 55 hours of dissertation research
- At least half of the graduate work, including the dissertation, will be completed in the department
Simanti Banerjee, Associate Professor
I was drawn to UNL’s strong agricultural focus, its membership in the prestigious Big 10 Conference, UNL’s location in the State Capital where it is close to various stakeholder agencies, and the professional and social camaraderie within my department and IANR.
Badri Khanal, Ph.D. Student
UNL feels like a home away from home. Lincoln has a very welcoming community for international students.
Graduate Tuition and Fees
For current graduate tuition and fee structure and rates, go to: https://studentaccounts.unl.edu/graduate-tuition
Graduate research assistantships are the most common form of financial assistance. A GRA consists of a stipend and benefits. Tuition is waived for students on assistantships, but fees of approximately $1,200/year must be paid by all students. A major portion of the fee for student health insurance is included in GRAs.
Each year, we receive funding from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Division for GRAs. These are not tied to a specific research project but support the research needs of the department and institute. There is no separate application for assistantships and applicants do not need to contact a faculty member to be considered.
Faculty often have grant or other funding to support graduate students. More information
Kofi Britwum, Ph.D. alumnus
I appreciate having advisers/professors who saw in me what I didn't see in myself, and nurtured me to become an independent researcher and an academic.