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Course Sequence for Ph.D. Program

Course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Year 1: Fall – These courses are required.
MATH CAMP – Starts August 1
ECON 8010 – Microeconomic Theory I
ECON 8040 – Applied Mathematical Economics
ECON 8060 – Econometrics I
ECON 9810 – Introductory Workshop (continues in spring semester)

Year 1: Spring – These courses are required.
ECON 8020 – Microeconomic Theory II (continued from fall semester)
ECON 8050 – Macroeconomic Theory + Dynamic Macroeconomic Theory (number varies)
ECON 8980 – Dynamic Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 9810 – Introductory Workshop (continued from fall semester)
ECON 8070 – Econometrics II (IMPORTANT: Final exam serves as a test of proficiency.)

Year 2: Fall
ECON 9010 – Microeconomic Theory II – Price Theory
ECON 8080 – Advanced Cross Section Econometrics (required)
Field Course 1
Field Course 2

Year 2: Spring
Qualifying Exam in Theory – (January - required)
ECON 9090 – Advanced Time Series Econometrics (required if ECON 808 not taken)
Field Course 1
Field Course 2
Second Year Paper Due

Year 3: Fall
Qualifying Examination in Economic Theory (for those who did not pass in the spring semester)
ECON 9820 – Economics Field Workshop (required)
Field Course 1
Field Course 2
ECON 9910 – Dissertation Research

Year 3: Spring
ECON 9820 – Applied Economics Field Workshop (required)
Field Course 1 (Optional)
Field Course 2 (Optional)
ECON 9910 – Dissertation Research Field Exam (primary field)
Third Year Paper Due

Year 4: Fall and Spring
ECON 9820 – Workshop Economics Field Workshop (required)
ECON 9910 – Dissertation Research
Oral Dissertation Defense (spring semester)