The PhD in Agricultural Economics program at Washington State University provides a comprehensive education in the theory and methods of economic analysis, as well as practical experience in applied research related to agricultural, agribusiness, and/or resource economics. The program offers courses in quantitative and qualitative methods, resource and environmental economics, international trade, policy analysis, agriculture marketing and finance, food systems economics, and more. Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies through research projects that focus on topics such as sustainable market developments or natural resource management. Graduates from this program are equipped with the skills needed to excel in academia, government agencies, or private industries working on projects related to food security or rural development. With excellent career prospects and the potential to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by agricultural production or policy decisions, this program provides students with an invaluable opportunity for professional growth.