The Department of Agricultural Economics

FAQ applies to:
Current Graduate StudentsNew Graduate StudentsInternational Students
Do you take transfer credits?NoYesNo
Upon request of the DGS, a total of 9 hours may be transferred.
Can I go part time?YesYesNo
What is the link to UK Graduate Housing?YesYesYes
What vaccinations are required by the University?NoYesYes
Where can I get a campus map?YesYesYes
How long does it take to complete the graduate program?YesYesNo
Typical completion times are 2 years for the MS degree, and 3-4 additional years for the PhD degree.
Do you offer terminal masters degree?NoYesNo
What are prerequisites for course work?NoYesNo
Calculus I and intermediate microeconomics are most important . The prerequisites for the MS program are MA 113, ECO 391, and ECO 402. The prerequisites for the PhD program are MA 113, MA 114, MA 322
What are the areas of interest for research by the faculty?YesYesNo
Please check the AEC Research Faculty Directory at
Will a prior master's degree or MBA reduce the time it takes to complete the PhD program?NoYesNo
An economics or ag. Economics MS degree will reduce the completion time of a PhD. An MBA program is unlikely to reduce the time needed.
Do all graduate students receive financial aid?YesYesNo
No, there is a limited number of departmental assistantships. PhD students are the primary recipients of assistantships, but some MS students are also funded.
What are the areas of research for which there is outside funding (grants)?YesYesNo
All research areas potentially have grant opportunities. Please check with the faculty members in your area of interest to see what they have available.
What is the tuition?YesYesYes
The best place for current tuition and fees information is the Registrar's Office. The URL for the Tuition and Fees page is: