Master of Arts
Of the 30 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credits of graded coursework, including at least one course n each of two of the following areas: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econonmetrics.
Students are expected to pass a final examination in one of the fields listed above or complete and defend a master’s thesis.
Doctor of Philosophy
Of the 72 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 58 credits of graded coursework, including Mathematical Economics (ECON 5090), Microeconomic Theory (ECON 7010, ECON 7030 and ECON 8010), Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 7020 and 7040) and Econometrics (ECON 7710 and 7720) during the first year of study; two advanced courses in each of two fields; one course in Econometrics (ECON 8710 or ECON 8720) as well as 2 semesters of a workshop in their field of interest; and two semesters of Research Economics (ECON 8991) in the third year of study..
Students are expected to pass three preliminary comprehensive examinations at the conclusion of the first year of study. Students who are otherwise in good academic standing typically have one opportunity to retake failed examinations prior to the beginning of the second year.
Students are expected to demonstrate advanced knowledge in one field through a second year summer research paper, which is due no later than the first day of classes of the fifth semester.
Students are expected to present a dissertation proposal to the faculty by the end of their third year.
Students are expected to complete all requirements stated above by the conclusion of their sixth term of study.
Students are expected to write and defend a dissertation by the end of their seventh year of study.