The Department of Agricultural Economics loves the diversity of our students. As Stephen Covey says, "strength lies in differences, not in similarities." Our differences increase our opportunities to learn and we welcome you to our department.

International Students - UK resources as you prepare to join us in Kentucky

The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) leads internationalization efforts at the University of Kentucky. International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides a number of services for current international students, including support and information about student employment, health coverage and others.

Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunties
The Dr. John Redman Memorial Scholarship is an endowed scholarship for graduate students in the department. Awards are made annually or as fund availability permits. When available, an announcement will be made and application forms provided.

The Graduate School also provides a summary listing of fellowship opportunities for graduate students. Learn more.


This program is designed with two main goals in mind. First, to expose and provide opportunities for development of necessary math skills for AEC graduate students. Second, to address common cognitive problems first year students have that stand on the way of successful development of their math skills, such as cognitive overload, contextual understanding, absolute math expertise, and others. Since math skills are the basic tools that are necessary for a successful completion of the Graduate Program in Agricultural Economics (in particular the 1st year curriculum) the program needs to be incorporated during (or before) the first year of their Ph.D. program. Math Camp is scheduled 2 weeks before the Fall Semester begins. Additional information is available from the Director of Graduate Studies.


An orientation program is provided which is designed to (1) improve understanding on the part of the new graduate student regarding student responsibilities and privileges and departmental procedures, (2) improve informal communications among faculty and graduate students. The orientation program runs throughout the semester. Meeting times are posted to the graduate student listserv.

First Steps
  1. Activate your link blue account
  2. Apply or arrange for housing
  3. Get any needed vaccinations
  4. Get added to the graduate student listserv
  5. Meet with Tyler Mark, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), and register for classes
  6. Attend Orientation
  7. Get your WildCard ID