Degree Requirements

Learn about the courses needed to complete the Ph.D., MA, and 4+1 Accelerated MA degree programs.  (Note: the 4+1 program is under review, and new applications are not being accepted.)


Information about formal advising in the department including the required progress report due at the end of each semester.


The Economics Department offers a wide range of graduate level courses in fields such as comparative economic systems, economic development, labor economics, political economy and more.

Graduate Seminars

Find information about departmental working groups and the schedules of seminar presentations.

Academic Awards and Prizes

The department has awards available to graduate students acknowledging outstanding dissertation research.


Many of our graduate students have published research articles in academic journals.