The Ph.D. program in Economics prepares the recipient for a variety of research-oriented career opportunities, including university research/teaching, government employment, and a host of employment opportunities in the private sector

Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
ECO 600Econometrics3
ECO 601Graduate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECO 602Advanced Microeconomic Theory3
ECO 603Monetary Theory and Policy3
ECO 612Economic Strategies for Firms and the Industry3
ECO 620Advanced Econometrics3
ECO 621Advanced Macro Analysis3
ECO 625Applied Econometrics3
ECO 633Advanced Micro Analysis3
ECO 634Advanced Micro Analysis II3
ECO 860The Theory of International Trade (Theory of International Trade)3
MTH 633Introduction to Real Analysis I3
Fields of Specialization
Select two of the following Areas of Concentration:6
Macroeconomics:
Monetary Theory and Policy
Topics in Applied Macroeconomics
Financial Economics:
Topics in Applied Macroeconomics
Applied Econometrics
Human Resource Economics:
Labor Economics (III)
Applied Econometrics
Environmental Economics:
Applied Econometrics
Regulations Economics
Cognate Areas with Departmental Approval
One Course from a Minor Field3
Electives
Select one Elective from the graduate offerings of the Mathematics, Computer Information Systems, Management Science, and Finance departments
Additional Requirements
Comprehensive Examinations covering the core and the one field of specialization3
ECO 830Doctoral Dissertation12
Total Credit Hours60
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Applicants for admission to graduate study in Economics should have an extensive background in Economic Theory and Quantitative methods.