Graduate School

Students considering graduate school in Economics should prepare by taking Economics courses in areas you are most interested in hand more advanced Math courses that emphasize the technical skills necessary for a graduate education in economics.

ECON 203 – Intermediate Microeconomics (or RES-ECON 202 – Price Theory), ECON 204 – Intermediate Macroeconomics, ECON 452 – Econometrics, and ECON 309 – Game Theory, provide tools used by most economists.

The following math courses should be taken: (These classes count toward your Economics major)
MATH 131 – Calculus I (rather than Math 127)
MATH 132 – Calculus II (rather than Math 128)
STATISTICS 515 – Statistics I (rather than Stats 240 or another Stats class)

The following math courses are suggested to be taken:
MATH 233 – Multivariate Calculus
MATH 235 – Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH 331 – Ordinary Differential Equations

Students may also consider a second major or minor in mathematics or statistics.  Questions regarding the Math major or minor requirements should be directed to an Academic Advisor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics:

If you would like to talk about graduate school with an Economics faculty advisor, you may want to talk with Valerie Voorheis.  Appointments with Professor Voorheis may be made in the Navigate platform