Economics: MA, MS, PhD

Economics: MA, MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Economics


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: May 1


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

1.5 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The Department of Economics offers an intensive one-academic-year master's degree, consisting of 12 courses taught across three terms (September-June).

Students gain applied skills—in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics—while specializing through a wide variety of elective courses.

Strong quantitative training is provided through a series of courses guiding students through the modern toolkit of the applied economist, including cutting-edge approaches to causal inference, tools to manage and analyze big datasets, and approaches to forecasting.

The program emphasizes application using open source software for statistical computing that is commonly used in the public and private sectors.

The master's degree provides ideal training for careers in consulting, applied research, and data science careers in private industry and government.

The program also offers outstanding preparation for students interested in pursuing a PhD Although the program can be completed as a full-time student in one academic year, it is also possible to complete the program over a longer time-frame.

Program Prerequisites

Candidates for admission to the master's degree program should have a quantitative background that includes courses in economics, calculus, and statistics. We will use a combination of relevant completed coursework and scores on the GRE quantitative sections to assess students' quantitative abilities. Strong grades in economics and mathematics courses, as well as academic potential, will be important to the admissions committee.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department


Economics: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Economics


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




PRIORITY DEADLINE

Fall Term: February 1


FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: April 1


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

4.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

A PhD in economics prepares students to:

  • Teach at liberal arts and research universities
  • Work in state, federal, and international organizations
  • Conduct research or work as a consultant for private industry

The program, with its low student/faculty ratio, is structured to develop high-quality research and teaching skills as well as facilitate successful and timely completion of the degree.

Sequences in micro theory, macro theory, and econometrics are offered in the first year, followed by qualifying examinations (micro and macro) in the summer.

Coursework in the student's chosen fields of specialization is completed in the second or early in the third year.

The research components of the degree include a field-specific research paper, completed in the third year, and a dissertation, typically completed in either the fourth or fifth year.

Program Prerequisites

Candidates for admission to the PhD program must have substantial knowledge of intermediate economic theory, micro and macro, and calculus I, II, III including several or multi-variable calculus, elementary linear algebra, and statistics. Elementary analysis is recommended.

Strong grades in economics and mathematics courses, as well as academic potential, will be important to the admissions committee.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • CV
  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS required of all non-native English Speakers

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department