Sample Curriculum

The graduate student's plan of work is personalized in consultation with the student's advisor. However, the following table demonstrates a typical progression for a student entering directly into the PhD core curriculum. 

 

Fall

Spring

Core year

·         ECG 701 - Microeconomics I

·         ECG 704 - Macroeconomics I

·         ECG 751 - Econometric Methods

·         ECG 765 - Mathematical Methods for Economists**

·         ECG 702 - Microeconomics II

·         ECG 705 - Macroeconomics II

·         ECG 752 - Time Series Econometrics or ECG 753 - Micro-econometrics

Summer I

Written Comprehensive Examinations in Microeconomic Theory and Macroeconomic Theory

Field Year

·         Field course 1

·         Field course 3

·         Field course 5

·         Field course 2

·         Field course 4

·         Field course 6

Year 3

ECG 895 Dissertation Research

ECG 895 Dissertation Research (Preliminary Oral Exam)

Year 4 & Beyond

ECG 895 Research hours *

ECG 895 Research hours *

*Students must be registered continuously while conducting dissertation research.

** Only required for students who fail the math placement exam upon entering the program.