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The Department of Agricultural Economics has a long tradition of being one of the more relevant and applied departments in the country. Our focus is on solving problems. Students completing degrees have excelled throughout the world in teaching, research, Extension, government service, and business. The department has an environment conducive to considerable interaction among students and where students interact regularly with faculty.

 

Oklahoma State University is located in a small city with a small town personality. The campus is considered by many to be one of the most attractive in the country, pleasingly landscaped with a consistent Georgian architecture throughout both newer and older buildings. Stillwater is near many lakes and golf courses, with numerous recreational opportunities. The community is friendly, has much affordable housing, and is located only an hour away from two major metropolitan areas, each with an international airport.

 

Admission and Funding

The application requirements for the Department of Agricultural Economics are as follows:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Provide original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. Provide three recommendation writer names and email addresses in the application. Recommendation writers may upload the recommendation into the application. Recommendations should be completed by individuals familiar with your academic performance.
  4. (Optional) To apply for an assistantship, complete the assistantship information in the application. For best consideration for assistantships, applications should be submitted by January 5 for Fall admission and July 1 for Spring admission.
  5. Provide a Statement of Purpose and Resume.
  6. Provide GRE scores. Institute code 6546, Department code 0101.
  7. (International Students only) Provide TOEFL/IELTS scores. Institute code 6546, Dept. code 99.

Please submit all the required documents by uploading the documents into the application.

 

Graduate College

 

Agricultural Economics Department

 

Scholarships and Fellowships for Continuing Students

Scholarships/fellowships are only available for current students. They include:

  • The Leonard F. Miller Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in International Rural Development

    Dr. Miller served as Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics from 1954 to 1961 and established this fellowship for graduate students with a strong interest in rural development. Qualifications for the fellowship include:

    1. Candidates must be graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics with at least one semester of course work completed.
    2. Candidates should have rural experience in a developing country. Preference will be given to students from developing countries who have had practical experience in rural development.
  • The Spielman Scholarship

    Established by Jan and Hank Spielman to award outstanding scholarship by graduate students in Agricultural Economics. A total of four Spielman scholarships are awarded annually to the top two scholars in the M.S. program and the top two scholars in the Ph.D. program. A student may receive an award only once in each program. To be eligible, a M.S. student must have completed at least 9 hours of a plan of study and a Ph.D. student at least 27 hours. Selection of the scholarship recipients is based on reports received from candidates.

  • The Leo and Betty Blakley Graduate Fellowship

    Dr. Blakley served on the faculty of Agricultural Economics from 1947 to 1985. He spent much of his career working in the areas of dairy marketing and price analysis. The Agricultural Economics conference room (Ag Hall 410) is named for Dr. Blakley. He established these fellowships for graduate students with a strong interest in dairy marketing or agricultural price analysis.

     

    To be eligible, candidates must be graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics with at least one semester of course work completed. Candidates should have experience in, be currently studying, or plan a career in dairy marketing or agricultural price analysis.

  • Clem Ward Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship is for graduate students who have a well-rounded graduate program in Agricultural Economics and with a preferred interest in livestock economics. Eligible candidates must:

    This scholarship is for graduate students who have a well-rounded graduate program in Agricultural Economics and with a preferred interest in livestock economics. Eligible candidates must:

    • Be currently enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program in the Department of Agricultural Economics
    • Have completed 15 course hours at the 5000 level or above at Oklahoma State University in either a Masters or Doctoral program
    • Have a commendable GPA, but eligible candidates need not have the highest GPA in the department
    • Have shown evidence of strong research and/or presentation skills
    • Have exhibited leadership among the graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics

    Preference is given to graduate students doing research or with a strong interest in livestock economics. Evidence of financial need should be included if applicable.

  • Endowed International Agricultural Economics Fellowship Fund

    The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Agricultural Economics. The recipient must have demonstrated high academic and leadership abilities and must be fully accepted into the Agricultural Economics graduate program. election preference shall be given to students who graduated from a high school in a country outside of the United States. This fellowship is to be granted annually; however, the award may be received more than once by the same individual.

  • Mapp Fellowship Fund

    Supports departmental efforts in maintaining an excellent graduate educational program. This fellowship provides a scholarship for a full-time graduate student with preference given to students with an expressed interest in production economics, natural resource economics, or agricultural finance.

 

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