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Graduate Student Funding

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Graduate Student Funding

Most graduate students in the Department receive a full graduate assistantship (GA) to support their graduate studies.  The GAs include: 1) tuition and fees, 2) health insurance, and 3) a stipend (approximately $1,340/month during the academic year).  Student’s receiving an assistantship are required to spend up to 19 hours per week supporting research and/or teaching activities.

 

How do prospective students apply for a GA?

Prospective students do not need to submit a separate GA application.  All students applying for Fall semester admission through the University’s online application system (Apply Now) will be considered for a GA.  The Department will then allocate available GAs on a competitive basis.  Please note, however, that we generally only consider applicants to our Plan A degree option for graduate funding.  Students applying to our Plan B degree options may be considered if additional funding is available.

In addition to our regular graduate funding opportunities described above, we also occasionally solicit graduate assistants for specific grant funded research projects.  These projects, along with specific application instructions are described below.  Please check back often as new opportunities could arise at anytime.

If you have any questions about graduate funding opportunities, please contact our Graduate Program Coordinator, Ben Rashford (307-766-6474, brashfor@uwyo.edu).

 

Current Grant-Funded Graduate Assistantships:

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AGEC) at the University of Wyoming is currently seeking a highly qualified graduate research assistant (MS student level) to conduct economics experiments on optimal conservation market design. These experiments will be the subject of the student’s thesis research. Experiment results will inform development of a payment for ecosystem services program called the Wyoming Conservation Exchange, currently preparing to facilitate exchange of tradable conservation credits for greater sage-grouse habitat.

Click here to learn more about this project and how to apply.


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