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.
The Department of Economics at Arizona prepares students for positions in universities, in the private sector, and in government and non-profit organizations. We offer both a MS and PhD program in which students work closely with faculty to learn valuable skills in microeconomics and econometrics. 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.
Eller College of Management
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
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.
3 letters of recommendation (to be uploaded)
Statement of purpose (to be uploaded)
Resume (recommended, but not required)
Required test(s): GRE
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum TOEFL: 550
Financial aid is available
Deadline: Applications must be completed on or before January 21st for the following academic year, beginning Fall.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
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Minimum credits: 66
Core coursework: ECON 501A
Other requirements: 3.0 GPA
Upon completion of the first year students must pass a written qualifying exam.
Please see the graduate handbook for a complete list of elective credits: http://live-uas-eller.pantheonsite.io/sites/default/files/Economics%20PhD%20Handbook.pdf. Electives may be chosen from Economics Department courses, or from other departments with permission of the student's advisor.
Students must pass two comprehensive exams at the end of the program's first year. The exams cover a summary of topics in Econometrics and in Microeconomic Theory. If a student fails one or both exams, they are allowed to retake. If a student fails one or both exams for a second time, they will be discontinued from the PhD program. If a student does not already have a Master's Degree in Economics, they may stay one additional semester to finish the credits required for a Master's Degree.
Students must enroll in a minor. They may take an Economics minor if they wish (9 units of 696 class credit), or take a minor in another department. If they decide to take a minor in another department, they must get the permission of their advisor.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
|Application Acceptance Rate||18.18%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||5.50|
|Enrollment Percent Male||57.58%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||42.42%|
|Enrollment Percent International||57.58%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||4.55%|