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Economics Ph.D. - Typical Plan of Study

First Year - 1st Semester
ECON 606 Micro Theory I 2
ECON 615 Math. for Economics 2
ECON 670 Probability/Statistics 2
     
ECON 607 Micro Theory II 2
ECON 608  Macro Theory I - Dyn. Prog. 2
ECON 671 Econometrics I 2
Total hours   12
First Year - 2nd Semester
ECON 609 Micro Theory III 2
ECON 611 Macro Theory II  2
ECON 672 Econometrics II 2
     
ECON 612 Macro Theory III 2
ECON 614 Econ. of Information 2
ECON 674 Microeconometrics 2
Total hours   12
Second Year - 1st Semester
ECON 650 Methodology 2
ECON xxx Primary Field 2
ECON xxx Secondary Field 2
     
ECON xxx Computational Econ. (Methodology) 2
ECON xxx Primary Field 2
ECON xxx Secondary Field 2
     
Workshop   3
Total hours   15
Second Year - 2nd Semester
ECON 673 Time Series Econometrics 2
ECON xxx Primary Field 2
ECON xxx Secondary Field 2
     
ECON xxx Area Exam Preparation (Methodology) 2
ECON xxx Elective 2
ECON xxx Elective 2
     
Workshop   3
Total hours   15
Third Year - 1st Semester
ECON xxx Elective 2
ECON 699 Dissertation Research 7
Workshop   3
Total hours   12
Third Year - 2nd Semester
ECON 699 Dissertation Research 9
Workshop   3
Total hours   12
Fourth Year - 1st Semester
ECON 699 Dissertation Research 9
Workshop   3
Total hours   12
Fourth Year - 2nd Semester
ECON 699 Dissertation Research 9
Workshop   3
Total hours   12
 
Notes:
  1. Students are permitted to choose their secondary field from a wide range of possible areas offered outside the economics department. This outside field is not necessarily restricted to management topics (e.g., accounting, finance, or marketing), but can include such areas as agricultural economics, computer science, mathematics, political science, statistics or transportation. Students must, however, obtain formal approval of unusual field sequences from the Economics Policy Committee.
  2. The 6 credit hour sequence for a field in Econometrics consists of three 2-credit advanced Econometrics course starting in the second semester of the second year . Most students seeking a field in Econometrics should plan on completing the Econometrics field courses during their third year.
  3. Course requirements assigned to second year students may be different from those assigned to the third and fourth year students in a workshop to reflect differences in experience and course load.