Beginning with an intensive mathematics course and continuing through the program’s fifth and final year, our PhD program prepares students for job-market success. Review the full timeline for completion of PhD requirements as well as the following key milestones.
Summer Math Camp
Admitted students begin the PhD program with an intensive math class that meets daily for three weeks prior to the start of fall classes.
Students take four courses each during the Fall and Spring term of the first year. The courses provide foundations in econometrics and empirical methods, mathematical methods, macroeconomics, and microeconomic theory.
During the third year students work on their research topics, finish their course work, and present in brown bag seminars.
During the fourth year, students are expected to work on the research project that may become their job market paper, and to form their dissertation committee.
In the fifth year students finish their job market paper and prepare for the job market by taking take part in practice job market interviews and presentations. Students who choose to stay beyond the fifth-year continue working on their research and prepare to go on the market the following year.