PhD Program

The W. P. Carey PhD in Economics equips students for research and teaching and positions at top institutions of higher education in the world as well research positions in public agencies or private organizations. The program is relatively small in size, with about 40 full-time doctoral students in residence at any time. A low student-to-faculty ratio allows us to provide greater faculty attention and mentoring than larger programs. All PhD students are an integral part of the department involved in research, teaching and actively participating in seminar/workshop series. They are financially supported through teaching and research assistantships for five years. Stipends are highly competitive with any graduate program in the world.

Applications for Fall 2017 PhD program admission will be available in September 2016. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2017 and all offers will be made by April 15th, 2017. Spring admissions are not available.

PhD Admissions

Program of Study

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

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

Contact Us

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