Economics PhD

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 18

Course Title
Core Courses
ECON 410-1Microeconomics
ECON 410-2Microeconomics
ECON 410-3Microeconomics
ECON 411-1Macroeconomics
ECON 411-2Macroeconomics
ECON 411-3Macroeconomics
ECON 480-1Econometrics
ECON 480-2Econometrics
ECON 480-3Econometrics
Nine Approved Field Courses 1

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Examinations: satisfactory grades in each of the three core areas (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics); oral examination for approval of dissertation prospectus
  • Research/Projects: two research papers presented in the student seminar (ECON 501-0 Graduate Student Seminar) or equivalent
  • PhD Dissertation: original, independent research
  • Final Evaluations: oral dissertation defense