Any student enrolled in a UW–Madison doctoral program may pursue a doctoral minor in agricultural and applied economics. Many students take the master’s core courses of A A E 635 Applied Microeconomic Theory, A A E 636 Applied Econometric Analysis I and A A E 637 Applied Econometric Analysis II to gain training in microeconomic theory and econometrics that are designed to develop a set of analytical skills applicable to a wide range of problems in many disciplines, especially the social sciences.

Graduate students who wish to pursue an Option A external minor in agricultural and applied economics should consult the A A E graduate coordinator or director of graduate studies. Courses should be chosen in consultation with the student's departmental advisor and submitted for approval to A A E before they are taken. Students may earn a doctoral minor in A A E with 9 credits, if all 9 credits are in graduate-level courses preapproved by A A E. Students are expected to achieve a B or better in all courses used for the minor. Directed study courses do not count toward the minor.

The A A E director of graduate studies certifies the minor on the prelim warrant.

Faculty: Professors Foltz (chair), Barham, Chavas, Coxhead, Deller, Gould, Mitchell, Phaneuf, Provencher, Rutherford, Stiegert; Associate Professors Alix-Garcia, Du, Grainger, Hueth, Schechter, Shi; Assistant Professors Conroy, Dower, Parker, Tjernström; Faculty Associate Dong