Natural Resource Economics
Alan R. Collins, Graduate Program Coordinator
- Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Economics
The Ph.D. degree is the most advanced degree offered and prepares candidates for work at the highest level of the profession as a faculty member, staff in a research organization or governmental and non-governmental agencies, or as a consultant.
A candidate for the Ph.D. degree in Natural Resource Economics must meet all University, College, Division, and Program requirements as outlined in the WVU Graduate catalog.
The requirements for obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Natural Resource Economics are outlined in the graduate handbook available on-line at http://resourceeconomics.wvu.edu/graduate. All Ph.D. degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student develops this plan of study in conjunction with the graduate committee. The plan must be approved by the Director of the Division and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Davis College.
|A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses applied toward degree requirements.|
|Course Requirements as determined by the Plan of Study|
Major Learning Goals
natural resource economics
Learning goals for this degree program include:
- Demonstrate the capacity to produce research that can be accepted for publication in leading journals within the applied agricultural and natural resource economics and/or economic development disciplines.
- Be proficient in oral and written communication skills in order to have research accepted by and presented at professional conferences.