May 18, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, Ph.D.


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(PECON)

Our goal is to provide our graduate students with analytic skills and a breadth of economic understanding that prepares them for careers in academics, government, or business. To this end, we encourage our students to begin their research as soon as possible. Once our students finish their course work, they immediately begin their research with their advisors. Many of them publish papers before they complete their PhD, which helps them perform better in the job market.

Students must complete 36 hours of coursework in Economics, all of which must be at the 7000-level. Any coursework for an outside minor is in addition to the 36 hours of Economics coursework. Students must take at least 18 hours of pre-dissertation/dissertation research (9 hours per semester) after completion of the required courses and will continue to do so as long as they are working on the dissertation. A detailed description of the Ph.D. program can be found on the Economics Department webpage.

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