Economics Graduate Program
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Programs of graduate study in economics are offered in the following specializations: Comparative Economic Systems; Econometrics; Economic Development; Economic History; Industrial Organization; International Economics; Labor Economics; Macroeconomic Theory; Marxian Economic Theory; Microeconomic Theory; Political Economy. The Graduate Program in Economics is primarily designed for doctoral candidates, but a Master of Arts in Economics can be awarded along the way.
All entering students must have completed at least one semester each of intermediate micro theory and intermediate macro theory, one year of calculus, and one semester each of linear algebra and statistics. All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examinations General Test; the GRE Subject Test is not required. Foreign applicants, in addition, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based test. Applications are accepted for fall semester admission only. All candidates for the MA are required to complete 36 graduate credits subject to the following restrictions: 12 credits must be earned in the 700 to 800 series; candidates must take one semester each of Macroeconomics, Political Economy, Economic History, and Mathematical Methods, plus two semesters of Microeconomics and Econometrics; 21 of the credits must be taken within the Department of Economics. The candidate must earn grades of B or better in the required courses, and maintain a 3.0 average.
Requirements are the same as for the MA program. Applications are accepted for fall semester admission only. PhD candidates write comprehensive examinations. Course work in mathematical methods, economic theory, economic history and econometrics is required. Students are required to complete course work in at least two fields.
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