To Apply to the Graduate Program

All application material is available at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/. Our program code is 395: Food and Business Economics. All materials must be sent to the Graduate Admissions office, i.e., please do not send any application material to the program. 

Application Requirements include:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or better is required at the time of application
  • All students entering the program are expected to have had courses in intermediate micro economic theory, statistics, and calculus. Students without the necessary background may be admitted provisionally; however, they are required to take courses to make up any deficiencies in these areas. Courses taken to rectify background deficiencies cannot be used as credit towards satisfying degree requirements.
  • Students must take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). Non-native speakers are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
  • Factors used in evaluating applicants are: undergraduate GPA; grades in economics, business, mathematics, and statistics courses; GRE and TOEFL scores, letters of recommendation, and the personal statement.
Deadlines: Application deadline with financial aid is March 1

  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE)