Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Applied Economics (Forestry) — PhD

PhD in Applied Economics is administered jointly by the Department of Economics, the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, and the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (CFWE). Forestry students in this program will take core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics in the Department of Economics and pass written preliminary exams given there. An additional oral examination is required in the CFWE for admission to candidacy. The minimum number of hours in this doctoral program is 60 semester hours earned through instruction beyond the bachelor’s degree, including 1) a minimum of 30 semester hours graded (e.g. A, B) graduate course work (7000-level and above); and 2) a minimum of 30 semester hours of additional graduate course work (6000-level and above) that may include ungraded courses, 7990 and 8990 and must include at least 10 hours of 8990. As with all other PhD students in the CFWE, students are required to take Research Methods (FORY 7510) and Seminar (FOWS 7950). Dissertation work under this degree program generally involves in-depth economic analysis of a forestry/natural resources/environment issue or problem.

Applied Economics Forestry (PhD)
FORY 7510Research Methods2
FOWS 7950Graduate Seminar1
FORY 8990Research and Dissertation10
Select 37 Credits in @ 6000-8999 (Electives)37
Select 10 Credits in FORY 6000-899910
Total Hours60