Economics, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The Department of Economics at the University of Maryland prepares graduate students for careers in teaching, research, and government service. The course of study provides a solid foundation in economic theory, econometrics and applied fields. The Ph.D. requires:
- completion of a three-course sequence and a written examination or field paper in a major field,
- completion of a two-course sequence in a minor field,
- completion of an econometrics sequence,
- an additional supporting course in a theoretical or applied field, and
- a dissertation.
In the third year, students begin directed research by participating in workshops appropriate to their dissertation research.
Advance to Candidacy: In addition to the course requirements below, students must successfully pass two written comprehensive examinations in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, taken during the summer after the first year of study.
Post-Candidacy: Students must complete at least 12 credits of ECON899 Doctoral Dissertation Research and successfully defend and submit an original dissertation.
|Select two of the following workshops, each in a different semester:||4|
|Workshop on Macroeconomics, International Macroeconomics and International Finance|
|Workshop in Econometrics|
|Workshop in International Trade, Institutional Economics and Political Economy|
|Workshop in Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory and Behavioral and Experimental Economics|
|Workshop in Development, Labor and Public Economics|
|Select three courses in a major field* 1||6|
|Select two courses in a minor field* 1||4|
|Select a supporting course at the 600-level or above* 2||2|
|Dissertation Research Requirement|
|ECON899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||12|
Average grade of B+ or better
Grade of B- or better
Credits may vary