At Nebraska, you can create the future you want. Our Ph.D. program gives you the tools to do more. One-on-one faculty membership helps you grow as a student, a researcher and a citizen. Our students collaborate with each other, across disciplines and across the world.
Why Agricultural Economics?
Our master's students come from across the world and right here in Nebraska. The diverse experiences and backgrounds of our students enrich our program. We encourage collaboration and value the contributions of our master's students to our department.
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."
"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."
"UNL feels like a home away from home. Lincoln has a very welcoming community for international students."
"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."
How to Apply
What You Will Learn
Funding and Cost
Graduate Tuition and Fees
For current graduate tuition and fee structure and rates, visit 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 grants or other funding to support graduate students. More information.