The Department of Economics seeks applicants prepared to develop the requisite skills to perform rigorous research, regardless of undergraduate major. The graduate program offers specializations in econometrics, environmental economics, labor economics, macroeconomics and public economics under the supervision of nationally recognized scholars on its faculty, and in economics and finance in cooperation with the School of Management.
The program has recently been ranked 10th and 19th amongst all PhD-granting institutions in the United States in the fields of agricultural and natural resource economics, and economic history, respectively. Recipients of master's and doctoral degrees pursue a wide variety of careers in higher education, economic forecasting, research, and policy analysis.
Accelerated Degree: Economics and Finance BS + MA (Learn more about Accelerated Degree Programs.)
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|MA||Rolling admission. Review begins
February 1 and ends May 15
The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.
To be eligible, you must have and provide:
All applicants must submit the following:
And, for international applicants:
*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for any program-specific requirements.
Solomon Polachek, Distinguished Professor and co-Director of Graduate Admissions
Wei Xiao, Associate Professor and co-Director of Graduate Admissions
Joanne Ardune, Assistant to the Chair
Patricia Sweet, Department Secretary
Last Updated: 12/12/13