Graduate Program

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The Department of Economics offers a program leading to the Ph.D. degree in economics designed to provide students rigorous training in economic theory and quantitative skills as well as an intensive exposure to several specialized areas of economics. The Ph.D. training provides skills needed in academic, government, or business careers. Read more about the Doctorate Program.

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In addition to our Ph.D. program we are now offering a new M.A. in Applied Economics. This one-year program will begin each fall semester and conclude with an internship or thesis every August! Read more about the Master Program.

Graduate students in the University of Houston Department of Economics are subject to all regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The rules are found in the University of Houston Graduate Catalog. The requirements discussed below are additional requirements that apply to graduate students in economics.

Graduate Program Information

If you have read through all MA and PhD information on this site, our Ph.D. graduate program brochure, the "Steps in the Admission Process" on this site, and admissions FAQ and have further questions, or if you cannot download and print application materials and need an application mailed to you, please contact Graduate Advisor Amber Pozo at or at

Graduate Program Administrator
University of Houston
Department of Economics
204 McElhinney Hall
Houston, Texas 77204-5019
Office: (713) 743-3805
Fax: (713) 743-3798