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Doctoral Degree in Agricultural and AppliedĀ Economics

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 15
Spring deadline: September 15

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agricultural and Applied Economics Program

  • Departmental Application (PDF)
  • 3 letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE score report

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

Before admission to the PhD program, a student should have completed at least one course each in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, quantitative or mathematical economics, econometrics or regression analysis, statistics and differential calculus. A student should also have a master's degree in economics, agricultural economics, or a related field. A student without a master's degree will be admitted initially into the master's program with the expectation that he or she complete the degree before continuing with doctoral studies.

Admission Contact Information

Johnette Blair
138A Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-3747