The Department of Economics offers several opportunities for students seeking graduate degrees, including the intensive 8-month STEM-designated Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MQE), and PhD programs that have produced impressive career outcomes. Graduates of our master’s and PhD programs are prepared for employment as professional economists in the fields of academia, business, and government.
Master's Degree in Quantitative Economics
- economic modeling and intuition
- data science and econometrics
- analytic storytelling, communications, and professionalism
The success of our PhD program is reflected in our career outcomes record. Historically, approximately 56 percent of our graduates find jobs in the tenure-stream academic market, 31 percent in research institutions, post-docs and non-tenure-stream appointments, 3 percent in government or international organization and 10 percent in industry. Our Ph.D. program is STEM designated.
Since 2000, our PhD graduates have joined the faculties of highly ranked universities such as the University of Minnesota, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Toronto, as well as liberal art colleges such as Oberlin.
Learn more about our PhD Program.