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.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
NRC Taxon(a) for this program:
Minimum credits: 66
ECON 501A: Microeconomic Theory I (3 units)
ECON 501B: Microeconomic Theory II (3 units)
ECON 501C: Microeconomic Theory III (3 units)
ECON 502: Dynamic Economic Analysis (3 units)
ECON 508: Applied Economic Analylsis (3 units)
ECON 520: Theory of Quantitative Methods in Economics (3 units)
ECON 522A: Econometrics I (3 units)
ECON 522B: Econometrics II (3 units)
Other requirements: 3.0 GPA
Upon completion of the first year students must pass a written qualifying exam.
Students must choose six of the following courses:
ECON 696A: Experimental Economics (3 units)
ECON 696B: Behavioral Economics (3 units)
ECON 696E: Econometric Modeling I (3 units)
ECON 696F: Econometric Modeling II (3 units)
ECON 696H: Labor Economics I (3 units)
ECON 696I: Labor Economics II (3 units)
ECON 696P: Industrial Organization and Regulation I (3 units)
ECON 696Q: Industrial Organization and Regulation II (3 units)
ECON 696R: Advanced Microeconomic Theory I (3 units)
ECON 696S: Advanced Microeconomic Theory II (3 units)
ECON 696U: Game Theory (3 units)
ECON 696V: Environmental and Energy: Applied Theory (3 units)
ECON 696W: Environmental and Energy Economics: Empirical (3 units)
ECON 696X: Economic History I (3 units)
ECON 696Y: Economic History II (3 units)
ECON 696Z: Law and Economics (3 units)
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 as listed above), 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%|