Doctoral Program

The PhD program is designed to encompass training in economic theory and quantitative methods, as well as flexibility for students in choosing course work to suit their interests and intended careers as professional economists. Our PhD program

  1. features accessible faculty and a STEM discipline. Many faculty advisors spend a great deal of time with students.
  2. has a curriculum that allows students to do research early. The PhD program emphasizes the development of research skills. Students engage in research at an early stage in their studies.
  3. offers students interested in empirical research opportunities to participate in projects of a number of our faculty members. This often leads to joint work with the faculty advisor.
  4. provides funding to all PhD students who need financial aid at the time of admission and for up to five years provided that the student maintains good standing in the program.


Ms. Lynne Owen
Graduate Secretary
Department of Economics
118 Professional Bldg.
Dr. Joseph Haslag
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Economics
118 Professional Bldg.