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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

ProgramStrongest 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

ProgramStrongest Fields (Self-Reported)GRE* (Self-Reported)Contact Person
ColumbiaQ: 166-170

Graduate Program

(212) 854-3680

CornellEconometrics, Micro/Game Theory, Monetary, Labor, DevelopmentQ: 161-165

Admissions

(607) 255-4254

MichiganPublic Finance, International (Finance & Trade), LaborQ: 161 Avg.

Department​

(734) 764-2360

MinnesotaTheoretical Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Industrial Organization

Q: 80th Percentile

GPA: 3.5

(minimums)

Grad Studies

(612) 626-6353

NorthwesternV&Q: 90th Percentile

Econ Department​

(847) 491-7001

Penn
Micro/Game Theory, Macroeconomics, Industrial Organization
Q: 166

Department

(215) 898-7701

Rochester

Q: 168

V: 160

A: 4

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 min.

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+

Grad uate 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
Min. 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