UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics


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 - recognized as one of the best in the world - is rigorous and demanding, but tempered with humanity. We welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds and places and value the diversity they bring to our program.

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 GradAsst@primal.ucdavis.edu.

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.

cover.315x404.opt.png Continuing in celebration of the Ph.D. program's 50th anniversary, The UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics PhD Program: The First 50 Years by Alex F. McCalla, Julian M. Alston, and K. Aleks Schaefer is available to read.

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