Doctor of Economic Development (DED)

The Doctor of Economic Development (DED) is a professional doctorate offered jointly by the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics & International Business in the College of Business and the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business (AEAB) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

This doctoral degree program is primarily intended to provide advanced training for economic development professionals rather than academic economists. In a sense, the Doctor of Economic Development can be seen as the link between academic research in economic development and "real world" economic development problems.

Degree Requirements

Please visit the DED Program page for more information about this degree.


Students interested in pursuing this program should contact Dr. J. Michael Patrick,
the DED Program Director.

Office: Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 343
Office phone: (575)646-5682
Cell phone: (575)202-4253
Fax: (575)646-3808