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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Graduate Programs in Economics

​​​​​​BYU doe​s not currently offer a graduate program in economics.

Graduate work in economics almost always means pursuing a PhD. Graduate work in economics is a rigorous combination of math, computer programming, statistics, and of course, economics. Students who wish to pursue a PhD after graduation should prepare early and become involved in undergraduate research opportunities. For more information on preparation, follow the steps in our Grad School Guide.

In addition to academic preparation, students should take the time to consider the pros and cons of different graduation programs. Below is a list of potential economics programs. The categories of schools are reflected from the U.S. News Rankings and includ​e opinions of faculty members; however, information on fields and GREs is self-reported and the information may have biases.

NOTE: If you are a graduate school representative and would like to have information changed or added, please contact economics@byu.edu.​

Excellent in Most Fields


Program Strongest Fields (Self-Reported) GRE* (Self-Reported) Contact Person
Harvard Most fields Q: 166-170 Brenda Piquet
(617) 495-8927
MIT Most fields Q: 166-170 Admissions
(617) 324-5857
Princeton Most fields Q: 166-170 Admissions
(609) 258-3034
Stanford Most fields Q: 166-170 Admissions
(866) 432-7472
Univ. of Chicago Most fields (esp., Money and Banking, Labor, Econometrics) Q: Top 5% Department
(773) 702-5079

Excellent in Some/Several Fields


Program Strongest Fields (Self-Reported) GRE* (Self-Reported) Contact Person
Columbia Q: 166-170 Graduate Program
(212) 854-3680
Cornell Econometrics, Micro/Game Theory, Monetary, Labor, Development Q: 161-165 Admissions
(607) 255-4254
Michigan Public Finance, International (Finance & Trade), Labor Q: 161
(Average)
Department​
(734) 764-2360
Minnesota Theoretical Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Industrial Organization Q: 80th Percentile
GPA: 3.5
(minimums)
Grad Studies
(612) 626-6353
Northwestern V&Q: 90th Percentile (847) 491-7001
Penn Micro/Game Theory, Macroeconomics, Industrial Organization Q: 166 Department
(215) 898-7701
Rochester Q: 168
V: 160
GPA: 3.7
Kerri Hoppe
(585) 275-8625
UC Berkeley Econometrics, Public Finance, Labor Q: 163
GPA: 3.8
(minimums)
Graduate Program
(510) 642-6615
UCLA Industrial Organization, Labor, Macro GPA: 3.0+ Admissions
(310) 206-1413
UC San Diego Micro, Macro, Econometrics GPA: 3.5+ Admissions
(858) 822-3502
Wisconsin Q: 92%
GPA: 3.7
Stacey Sykes
(608) 262-3559
Yale Q: 160
(minimum)
Department
(203) 432-3610

Good General Programs​


Arizona Experimental Economics, Economic History, Labor Q: 80th Percentile+
GPA: 3.0+
Liz Jenkins
(520) 626-7743
Arizona State Q: 85th - 99th Percentile GPA: 3.5+ Graduate Program
(480) 965-3531
Boston College Applied Micro econometrics, Labor, Industrial Organization, Monetary Theory, International Trade Q: 166 Department
(617) 552-3670
Boston U GPA: 3.5 Andrew Campolieto
(617) 353-4454
Brown Macroeconomics, Mathematical Econ, Growth Q: 166-170 Department
(401) 863-3836
Carnegie-Mellon Graduate Program
(412) 268-1319
Claremont Graduate University Business/Financial, International, Political Economy Q: 60th Percentile
GPA: 3.1
Paige Piontkowsky
(909) 607-3240
Colorado (Boulder) International Trade/Finance, Econometrics, Natural Resources/Environmental Q: 91st Percentile
V: 88th Percentile
GPA: 3.66
Patricia Holcomb
(303) 492-6396
CUNY Admissions
(212) 817-8265
Duke Most Fields Q: 167-170
V: 155-165
GPA: 3.5+
Addie Stagg
(919) 660-1884
Emory Econometrics, Law and Econ, International Q: 60%+
V: 50%+
Graduate Program
(404) 727-6364
Florida International Trade, Public Finance, Industrial Organization Q: 150-166
V: 145 - 165
GPA: 3.0+
Department
(352) 392-0151
George Mason Public Finance, Law and Econ, Industrial Organization Q&V: 80-85%
GPA: 3.6
Mary Jackson
(703) 993-1135
Georgetown International, Industrial Organization, Labor/Development Q&A: 80th Percentile+ Graduate Program
(202) 687-5601
Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Econometrics, Economic History, Public Finance Tricia Willoughby
(217) 333-7651
Indiana (Bloomington)
Q: 160
V: 158
A: 3.8
GPA: 3.5
Todd B. Walker
(812) 856-2892
Iowa Econometrics, Monetary Theory, Labor GPA: 3.0 min David Frisvold
(319) 335-0957
Iowa State Agriculture, International Trade, Environment Graduate Program
(515) 294-2702
Johns Hopkins Macro/Monetary, Applied Micro, Economic Theory Q: 162-170 Graduate Program
(410) 516-7601
Maryland (College Park) Q: 167
GPA: 3.0
Graduate Program
(301) 405-3544
Michigan State Q: 164 Graduate Program
(517) 355-7583
North Carolina (Chapel Hill) Econometrics and Financial Econometrics, Economic History, Health, Labor Jonathan Hill
(919) 966-5343
NC State

Econ: Econometrics, Trade, Applied Micro

Ag Econ: Environmental, Resource, Agriculture

GPA: 3.0 min Robin Carpenter
(919) 515-4616
NYU Micro (Game) Theory, Macro (Monetary), Applied (Labor) Economics Q: 166
Ohio State (Columbus) Macro/Monetary Economics, Labor Economics, Econometrics Hajime Miyazaki
(614) 292-7939
Oregon Macro/Money, Applied Macro (Labor, IO), International Q: 164
V: 156
A: 3.0
Jeremy Piger
(541) 346-6075
Penn State Q: 167
V: 155
A: 3.4
Marc Henry
(814) 865-0010
Pitt Applied Micro, Development Economics, Econometrics, International Economics, Macro/Micro, Experimental Economics, Game Theory Q: 163-166 Graduate Program
(412) 648-1399
Purdue Micro Theory, International Trade, Experimental Economics Graduate Program
(765) 494-4375
Rice Grad Program
(713) 348-4875
Rutgers Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Macro, Economic History Q: 162-166 Hilary Sigman
(48) 932-8667
SMU Econometrics, Micro Theory, Monetary Theory, International Trade Minimum combined score of 310 Stephanie Hall
(214) 768-2694
SUNY Buffalo Econometrics, International Trade, Growth Graduate Program
(716) 645-8670
SUNY Stony Brook GPA: 3.0 Steven Stern
(631) 632-1328
Syracuse Public Finance, Labor, Urban Stuart Rosenthal
(315) 443-3809
Texas (Austin)
Texas A&M Econometrics, Game Theory, Public Finance, Labor, Industrial Organization Q: 164
V: 156
A: 4.0
U of Washington Macro/International, Labor, Natural Resources Q: 168
V: 156
A: 3.9
GPA: 3.77
Graduate Program
(206) 685-1384
UC Davis Economic History, International, Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics Q: 158
V: 153
GPA: 3.25
UC Santa Barbara Environmental/Natural Resources, Finances, Micro Theory Q : 167
V: 159
A: 4
GPA: 3.77
UC Irvine Urban & Transportation, Applied Econometrics, International Q: 165.4
V: 159.9
A: 4.1
John Sommerhauser
(949) 824-4074
USC Econometrics, Game Theory, Finance Q: 151
V: 150
Fatima Perez
(213) 740-8335
Vanderbilt Jennifer Reinganum
(615) 322-2937
Virginia Labor, Public, IO, Theory, Applied Microeconomics Q: 165 Elysia Anderson
(434) 924-3179
Virginia Tech Micro Theory, Households & Development, Experimental Economics Q: 155
GPA: 3.0
Will Bebout
(314) 231-5689
Washington U (St. Louis) Marcus Berliant
(314) 935-5632
Washington State University Applied Econometrics, Natural and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics Q: 157
GPA: 3.4