Apr 04, 2020  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics (PhD)


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Requirements


Doctoral students must complete 20 credits of approved graduate courses and a 9-credit thesis in addition to the requirements of the M.S. in Economics and Applied Econometrics or the MS Equivalency. Students must pass preliminary exams in Microeconomic and Macroeconomic theory and a field exam in a major field of study. Students choose a thesis committee consisting of a thesis adviser, two additional faculty members from the Department of Economics, and a faculty member whose primary appointment is in a department other than Economics. To be considered a doctoral candidate, a student must successfully defend a proposal outlining the nature of the work to be done for the dissertation. The dissertation must represent a significant advance in the body of economic knowledge and must be defended before the student’s dissertation committee and the University Community.

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