Economics, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 64 Hours

Degree Core
Required Courses
ECON 5033Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 52233
ECON 5213Introduction to Econometrics3
ECON 6000 Research and Thesis (offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours)16
ECON 6013Microeconomic Theory I3
ECON 6023Microeconomic Theory II3
ECON 6033Macroeconomic Theory I3
ECON 6043Macroeconomic Theory II3
ECON 6213Econometrics I3
ECON 6233Time Series Econometrics3
ECON 6243Econometrics II3
ECON 6613International Finance3
ECON 6623Economic Development I3
ECON 6633International Trade3
ECON 6643Economic Development II3
ECON 6903Regional Economic Analysis and Policy3
ECON 6913Urban Economics3
Hours Subtotal64
Other Requirements
Microeconomic Theory Prelim
Macroeconomic Theory Prelim
Third-Year Paper
Total Hours64

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval