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Economics

Program Summary

The doctoral program in economics is ideal for students who wish to teach economics at the university level or do original research. Through our program that prepares you for a rewarding career in your field, you will study theory and econometrics, while focusing on labor economics, public finance and financial economics.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Economics

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • Econometrics

Program requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall May 1 July 15
Spring October 1 December 10
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Economics
Zulauf Hall 515
Program website
815-753-1031

Director of Graduate Studies:
Jeremy Groves
jgroves@niu.edu
815-753-5747

Application Contact:
Debra Woolbright
woolbright@niu.edu
815-753-1032

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