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Program/Degree
Economics (PHD) 
Program Description

The Economics doctoral program at Arizona prepares students for positions in universities, in the private sector, and in government and non-profit organizations. Students work closely with faculty, and most students receive financial support for their entire residency in the department.

The Department's faculty has long been among the world's best in experimental economics and in economic history. The Department also maintains a strong focus on microeconomics, particularly industrial organization and labor economics.

Some of our students choose a concentration in financial economics, and we offer a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics in conjunction with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Economics -

The Economics doctoral program at Arizona prepares students for positions in universities, in the private sector, and in government and non-profit organizations. Students work closely with faculty, and most students receive financial support for their entire residency in the department. The Department's faculty has long been among the world's best in experimental economics and in economic history. The Department also maintains a strong focus on microeconomics, particularly industrial organization and labor economics.
 

 
College
College of Management  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Elizabeth Anne Jenkins
520-621-6224
Graduate Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Anne Jenkins
520-621-6224
Director of Graduate Studies
Gautam Gowrisankaran
520-621-6224
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lori D'Anna
520-621-9227
 
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

GPA 3.0
TOEFL 550 (paper based); TOEFL iBT minimum is 79. Note: in order to be considered for Department funding, admitted applicants must score at least a 24 on the TOEFL iBT Speaking section.
GRE
3 letters of recommendation (to be uploaded)
Statement of purpose (to be uploaded)
Resume (recommended, but not required)

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE
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Minimum TOEFL: 550
Minimum IELTS:

 
Financial Aid

Financial aid is available
Deadline: Applications must be completed on or before January 21st for the following academic year, beginning Fall.

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 21

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 21
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 1800, 1801
NRC Taxon(a) for this program: Economics

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 66
Core coursework: ECON 501A
ECON 501B
ECON 501C
ECON 502
ECON 508
ECON 520
ECON 522A
ECON 522B
Language requirements:
Other requirements: 3.0 GPA
Upon completion of the first year students must pass a written qualifying exam.

 
Minor Requirements
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Student Handbook
http://econ.arizona.edu/docs/doctoral/Grad_handbook_revised_20140530.pdf  

Program StatisticsInformation about these numbers

Program-level Information
Application Acceptance Rate 17%
Med. Time-to-degree (years) 5
 
Department-level Information
Enrollment Percent Male 68%
Enrollment Percent Female 32%
Enrollment Percent International 57%
Enrollment Percent URM 2%

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Last revised 26 Jun 2015