Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Economics

Graduate Study
Economics - Doctor of Philosophy

Students may be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics only for a fall semester.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the University and the College of Social Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economics

  1. Complete the core courses in economic theory, mathematical methods in economics, and econometrics.
  2. Pass a comprehensive examination in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and econometrics.
  3. Complete other course requirements as specified in the document The Doctoral Program in Economics, available from the Department of Economics.
  4. Demonstrate competence in two fields of specialization and advanced methods.
  5. Present a research paper at the Department of Economics spring conference.
  6. Present a dissertation proposal to the student’s guidance committee.
  7. Write an acceptable dissertation and defend it successfully in a public oral examination.

Academic Standards

Refer to the Doctor of Philosophy degree statement in the College of Social Science section.