The Applied Economics Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program is outcomes-based. Students work with a committee to create a plan of study that will have specific field specializations. The program leverages the strength areas of the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics in applied risk analysis and institutions while maintaining flexibility to provide for a variety of student specializations, or fields of study. The program requires 15 credits of core coursework, with the remaining 75 credits earned through other credit-based academic activity selected by the student and field committee. Students with a Masters degree can transfer, up to, 30 credits.