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The Ph.D. Program offered by the Department of Economics is 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. program training provides skills needed in academic, government, or business careers.
The M.A. Applied Economics Program offered by the Department of Economics was ranked 7th among MA Applied Economics programs in the United States by TFE Times in 2020. The program is designed to provide students training in economic theory, econometrics, forecasting and data management as well as exposure to specialized areas of economics such as health, energy, capital markets, and public policy. This one-year program will begin each fall semester and conclude with an internship or research project every August. The M.A. Applied Economics program training provides skills needed for anaytical positions in private industury or government.
The University of Houston Graduate School and Department of Economics is pleased to offer a GRE waiver for all M.A. Applied Economics program applicants who have graduated from an accredited US institution within the three years preceding the term for which they are applying with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.4. Ph.D. Economics program applicants are not eligible for this waiver and must submit GRE scores.
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.
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If you have read through all M.A. and Ph.D. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.