The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis offers graduate training in the economics of agriculture, international development, and the environment and natural resources. Our program is rigorous and demanding, but tempered with humanity.

We offer two degrees: M.S. and Ph.D. In these pages you will find key information about our program, including the program philosophy, application procedures, financial aid, and course offerings. Our graduate handbook provides you with all the relevant information about expectations, procedures, and requirements to be met as you make your way toward your degree objective.

If you have any questions after reading these pages, please send an e-mail to

We also offer a post-graduate certificate program, for students currently enrolled in a graduate program abroad who seek to enhance their training in applied economics at UC Davis. Additional information about the post-graduate certificate program in agricultural economics can be found here.