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Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Applied Economics - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Virginia Tech



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In the joint Ph.D. program with the Department of Economics, Ph.D. students take a common set of core courses in the first three semesters of the program and a common written qualifying examination. AAEC Ph.D. students then complete field courses in each of their two major fields, and elective courses that support their areas of research specialization.

Faculty in the department's program in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENRE) work on a variety of research topics at the forefront of the national and global policy agenda. The group emphasizes undergraduate and graduate student involvement in hands-on projects funded by a variety of national and international, public and private sponsors, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the European Union (EU), and the Kellogg Foundation.

ENRE research areas have included the economic impacts of climate change policies, the role of nonpoint pollution and nutrient trading in water resources management, the health impact of wildfire smoke in urban areas, forest disturbances and real estate markets, the valuation of energy reliability and infrastructure, and incentives and policies in the management of urban water demand. These efforts are publicized in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and broadly accessible technical reports. Faculty and students present research findings at national and international meetings, such as the world congress and annual meetings of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Applied Economics - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

Full Time (90 hours)

Tuition fees

$14,208.00 (10,41,233) per year

USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Virginia Tech

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24061, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Testing Requirements:

TOEFL Paper 620.0

Computer 260.0

iBT 105.0

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Fall: Jan 05.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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