Department of Economics - PhD Program

PhD Program

The W. P. Carey PhD in economics equips students for teaching and research positions at four-year institutions of higher education, as well research positions in public agencies or private organizations. The program is relatively small in size, with about 40 doctoral students in residence at any time. The low student-to-faculty ratio allows us to provide greater faculty attention and mentoring than larger programs. As a PhD student, you will be involved in teaching, research, and seminar activities, becoming an integral member of the department. Most of our PhD students are supported through teaching and research assistantships for four years. Stipends are highly competitive with any graduate program in the country.

Applications for Fall 2015 admission will be available September 1, 2014. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2015.

Download the 2013-2014 Graduate Student Handbook for detailed information about the PhD in economics.

Program of Study

The PhD program provides rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and econometrics. Additionally, you have the opportunity to select a primary area of specialization for study:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Economics
  • Environmental and Resource Economics

Contact Us

Department of Economics
Office: CPCOM 412
Phone: 480-965-3531
Fax: 480-965-0748