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Path(s) to Degree

60 credits requirement for a full-time student without previous graduate work in economics**
Year 1 (24 credits)
Math camp/ Math orientation 
Labs in math, statistics and programming throughout the year
6 Core Courses: Micro, Macro, Econometrics (24 credits)
Non-credit teaching course(s) offered by the GC
June: First Examination exams
Year 2 (up to 23 credits)
Advanced level field courses: 2 courses per field (12 credits)
Seminar in Applied Economics (3 credits)
Applied Macroeconometrics or Applied Microeconometrics (4 credits)
Research Methods and Writing in Economics (4 credits)
August: Second Examination exam
Year 3 (13 credits)
Economic History/ History of Economic Thought/ Approved elective course  (3 credits)
Additional elective courses: 
Individual Research units, additional work in two advanced fields, additional
course in Applied Econometrics or Seminar in Applied Economics,
courses from the consortium (10 credits)
Research Methods and Writing in Economics if not taken previously;
Form the dissertation committee;
Year 4
Dissertation seminar 
Dissertation proposal defense within 12 months of moving to level 3
Seminar courses (Applied Economics seminar and student seminar);
Year 5
Dissertation seminar 
Work on dissertation
Preparation for the job market
Year 6
Dissertation seminar 
Completion, defense and deposit of dissertation
Submission of academic papers for publication
Job market seminars and job search
**Students who come with previous graduate work can complete the program in 5 years.

For further details see sample schedule here


last updated: 18 Dec 2018