If you are looking for a comprehensive, established, and competitive Agricultral and Applied Economics master's program, then here is what you need to know to apply.

Before the University will look at your application, you must meet the department's criteria to be considered for our program.

Follow this procedural outline to apply:


Department Admission Requirements

Everything starts with starting your UWyo Graduate Application:

During the application process, you will be required to pay a $50 application fee. Please note that we cannot grant Application Fee waivers.


The deadline for applications for the Fall 2024 semester is February 1st.


You will need to upload several documents in order to be considered for department approval; We cannot accept materials via email or shared drive. The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics requires:

  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose
    • The statement of purpose should be 1 to 2 pages and should (at a minimum):
      • identify the degree track for which you are applying
      • identify whether you are seeking an assistantship and whether you have other secured financial assistance (e.g., fellowships)
      • describe your educational and career goals
      • describe why you are a good fit for our program.   
  • Academic or Professional References
    • Submit the names and contact information for three academic or professional references.  Your references will then be contacted directly by UW Admissions, and will be directed to submit the recommendation online. We do not accept references via email.
  • Transcript(s)
    • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the beginning of the admissions process; however, official transcripts will be required prior to full admission. Use UW’s institution code 4855 for official transcript requests.
  • GRE Scores
    • Unofficial scores (when prompted in the online application system) are acceptable, however, official scores will be required prior to full admission] 
  • TOEFL/IETLS Scores (international students only)
    • Unofficial scores (when prompted in the online application system) are acceptable, however, official scores will be required prior to full admission] 



University Graduate Admission Requirements

    • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  If bachelor’s is earned from a non-accredited or international institution, a transcript evaluation will be completed by the University of Wyoming to determine if the degree is acceptable; 
    • A cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0) on previous coursework;
    • Composite minimum score of 291 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 

International students, in addition to the requirements above, must also meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 540 on the written exam or 76 on the internet-based exam.  TOEFL scores are normally not required for applicants from an English speaking country or those who have attended a U.S. institution within one year preceding application to UW.  [Note: TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date.]  UW will also accept a minimum score of 6.0 on the IETLS exam or certification of level 112 ELS completion in lieu of the TOEFL requirements;



Graduate Applications FAQ

No, you do not need to identify a professor before applying.  We consider all applicants on a competitive basis, and then match admitted students with faculty based on interests and career goals.
Yes, please complete the rest of the application and then you may upload them to your paused application once your GRE scores arrive. Please let us know how you are progressing.
While our department accepts many applicants into our program every year, spots for Graduate Assistanships are a highly competitive and highly selective opportunity for driven and amnbitious applicatants. All potential students that are offered a spot in our program are considered for Graduate Assistantships; there is no additional application required.
Contact Us

Agricultural & Applied Economics

University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2386


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