UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

For Prospective Students

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 three degrees: M.S., M.S./M.B.A., 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.

We are pleased to announce a new Diversity and Inclusion in Research, Education and Career Training (DIRECT) program starting in Fall 2021.  MS applicants who are California residents are eligible to apply for a Diversity in Agricultural and Resource Economics (DARE) fellowship which provides up to two years of full funding and matches students with a faculty mentor.  Please see Financial Support for additional information.

If you have any questions after reading these pages, please send e-mail to GradAsst@primal.ucdavis.edu.


Contact Us

2116 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Main Office: 530-752-1515
Student Advising Services: 530-754-9536
DeLoach Conference Room: 530-752-2916
Main Conference Room: 530-754-1850