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University of Rhode Island — Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
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Finding Programs
Where should I begin my search?

Students should attend graduate programs that specialize in their area of interest. You will need to research the programs first to see if they are right for you. Many Websites, such as those listed below, list descriptions of graduate programs:

GradSchools.com – This site lists descriptions of graduate programs in the environmental and natural resource economics field that are available throughout the world.

The Chronicle of Higher Education - You can find rankings of the various U.S. departments specializing in this field on this website.

Another great way to learn about the opportunities available in graduate school is brainstorming with friends or colleagues who already have graduate degrees or who are currently attending graduate school. You can search online for individual programs near where you live or in areas where you would like to live. Your undergraduate program faculty or undergraduate advisor are great sources of information regarding graduate programs and graduate study in general.

Prior to sending out applications (which costs you time and money), it is a good idea to visit potential programs to meet faculty and graduate students and to get a sense of “fit” for your specific interests and needs.