College of Business Mississippi State University

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Economics

The department is currently accepting applications for admission for the Fall of 2017.

The Ph.D. in Applied Economics degree is awarded based on the demonstration of mature scholarship, and ability to conduct meaningful and independent research. Students are admitted to the Ph.D. program for the fall semester of each odd numbered year beginning in Fall 2013.


The mission of the Ph.D. program in Applied Economics at Mississippi State University is to prepare students for successful careers at the university level in teaching and research in the field of economics. Thus, we attempt to provide our students with the following:

  • A curriculum that offers in-depth study of economic theory and empirical techniques.
  • The preparation that will enable them to recognize, conceptualize, and implement independent research that is both grounded in theory and supported by appropriate research methodologies.
  • An environment in which they can experience and develop effective teaching skills.
Contact Us

For specific information about the Applied Economics Ph.D. program at Mississippi State University, please contact the coordinator, Dr. Randy Campbell at

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