Program Overview & Requirements

An example of a standard course sequence for the typical incoming student:

Fall Semester

  • Eco 511: Advanced Empirical Methods (3)
  • Eco 514: Mathematical Economics (4)
  • Eco 615: Advanced Microeconomics (3)
  • Eco 617: Advanced Macroeconomics (3)
  • Eco 704: Non-Thesis Project (1)

Spring Semester

  • Eco 671: Topics in Applied Econometrics (3)
  • Eco 672: Applied Time Series Analysis (3)
  • Eco 515: Topics in Microeconomics (3)
  • Eco 517: Topics in Macroeconomics (3)
  • Students can petition the graduate director to replace Eco 515/517 with advanced electives from ECO, ISA (Information Systems and Analytics), MTH, STAT, or FIN

Summer Semester

During the summer, students have two options:

  • apply to write a thesis, or
  • work in teams to complete a project supervised by a faculty member.

Students who write a thesis work closely with a professor who guides the project, helping the student gain in-depth knowledge about the chosen subject and experience in carrying out a research project using the tools of modern economic theory and econometrics.

Our faculty has research interests in many areas, and publish in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economic Theory, the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic History, Public Choice, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the International Journal of Money and Finance.

If you are interested in learning more, please browse this site for more information and application details. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a campus visit, please request information or contact us.