Typical Ph.D. Program

 Fall – Year 1

 Core:

  • ECON 590 Economic Statistics and Econometrics (3)
  • ECON 591 Mathematical Methods for economics (3)
  • ECON 798 Current Research Colloquium (10

Elective:

  • One additional 500-level course (3 hours) in economics.

Spring – Year 1

Core:

  • ECON 660 Microeconomic Analysis I (3)
  • ECON 661 Macroeconomic Analysis I (3)
  • ECON 690 Econometrics I (3)
  • ECON 690A Econometrics Laboratory I (1)
  • ECON 798 Current Research Colloquium (1)

Summer – Year 1

  • Courses (3 hours each) in economics or in another area (such as Statistics) that would complement the student's program.  Students sometimes take ECON 698, Independent Study in Economics (3 hours), to pursue particular aspects of a topic that interests them or to search for a research topic.<
  • The summer is also a convenient time to take any requireed English proficiency courses.

Fall – Year 2

 Core:

  • ECON 760 Microeconomic Analysis II (3)
  • ECON 761 Macroeconomic Analysis II (3)
  • ECON 798 Current Research Colloquium (1)

Elective:

  • One additional 500- or 600- or 700-level course (3 hours) in economics.

Take Microeconomics and Macroeconomics candidacy examinations in January.

Spring – Year 2

Core:

  • ECON 648 Introduction to Game Theory (3)
  • ECON 798 Current Research Colloquium (1)

Electives:

  • Three Electives and field courses (6 hours).

Summer – Year 2

Elective:

  • At least 3 hours in an economics course (e.g., ECON 698) or in a complementary area.
  • Required English proficiency courses.

Start work on Ph.D. research paper.

Fall – Year 3

Core:

  • ECON 798 Current Research Colloquium (1)

Elective:

  • Three economics electives and field courses (9 hours).

Continue work on Ph.D. research paper.

Spring – Year 3

 Core:

  • ECON 796 Ph.D. Research Seminar in Economics (3)
  • ECON 798 Current Research Colloquium (1)

Elective:

  • Two economics elective or field courses (3 hours).

Summer – Year 3

 Core:

  • ECON 698 Independent Study in Economics (3)
  • ECON 799 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (6)

Fall & Spring – Year 4

 Core:

  • ECON 796 Ph.D. Research Seminar in Economics (3)
  • ECON 799 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (15)
  • ECON 798 Current Research Colloquium (audit)