Doctoral Minor

The Economics Department offers a Ph.D. minor for doctoral students in other programs who wish to pursue a minor in Economics. Students may choose between an emphasis in Economic Theory or Econometrics and must earn a B or better in the core courses (see courses listed below).  Students will also need to take ECON 519 Mathematical Economics (aka, Math Camp), unless they get permission from the instructor that they can waive 519.  Exceptions should be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

Economics Emphasis

A minor in Economics with an emphasis in Economic Theory consists of:

  • ECON 501A – Microeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 501B – Microeconomic Theory II
  • ECON 520 – Theory of Quantitative Methods in Economic

and one of the following:

  • ECON 501C – Microeconomic Theory III
  • ECON 522A – Econometrics I

Econometrics Emphasis

A minor in Economics with an emphasis in Econometrics consists of these four courses:

  • ECON 520 – Theory of Quantitative Methods in Economics
  • ECON 522A – Econometrics I
  • ECON 522B – Econometrics II
  • An ECON 696 field course in Econometrics

Other courses may be substituted for these courses at the discretion of the Director of Graduate Studies.

Students must also pass a written comprehensive exam which is given in June of each year.

For additional information, please contact us.