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University of Maryland, College Park

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

College Park, MD

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University of Maryland, College Park

Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Agriculture economics
Master of Science (MS) Resource economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Agriculture economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Resource economics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Varies
Thesis Optional
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Oral dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

174
Applied
22
Accepted
7
Enrolled
13%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, course work in microeconomics and calculus, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

55
Total Graduate Students
56%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.82%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.82%
Unknown 1.82%

Gender

Male (61%)
Female (38%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 3
Male (18)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Agricultural development, international trade, agricultural marketing, econometrics, farm management and production economics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,406,007

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Dr. Lars J. Olson
Chair
Email: ljolson@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-7180

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