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Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Applied Economics


Program Description

The doctoral program in Agricultural and Applied Economics is designed to develop a broad based competence in economic theory and in techniques of quantitative analysis. Dissertation research of students in our department usually addresses applied problems using contemporary economic theory and analytical methods. Students completing our program have demonstrated a high degree of success in academics, business, and government.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 72
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

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Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Tom Knight
E-mail: grad.admin@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.2821

Department Contact Information

Department AddressTexas Tech University
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Box 42132
Lubbock
TX 79409-2132
Phone Number 806-742-2821
Fax Number 806-742-1099
Department Website http://www.aeco.ttu.edu

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AG_AAEC.php#Grad



Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students


Admission Requirements


Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Persons serving as references should send their letter directly to the department. For their convenience, they may transmit the signed letter as an email attachment in pdf format. The letter should be emailed to: AAEC.grad.admin@ttu.edu.

Resume Required: No

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: The departmental application for all of our degree programs is done through the department, not the Graduate School. The components of the departmental application are: (1) Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Graduate Application Personal Data Form, (2) a written Statement of Purpose for graduate study (no more than two pages); and (3) three letters of reference. (It is useful if you also provide a small photograph.)

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: No

Previous Work Sample Required: No

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Admission Deadlines


The Office of Graduate and International Admissions does not have a specific deadline for domestic applications; we strongly recommend that you have all of the required application materials in by the date listed below.


US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
September 10January 20June 2July 8

We will do our best to process applications and materials from international students that are received after the deadline, however we cannot guarantee that your application evaluation will be complete in enough time for a decision to be made by your prospective academic department.


International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
February 15July 15February 15February 15

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How To Apply


1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements


If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.


GRE GMAT
Yes Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students


These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


TOEFL INTERNET TOEFL PAPER-BASED IELTS ELS CAE CPE
795506.5112BC

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