Graduate Students

Located on a scenic lakefront campus in Evanston, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, Northwestern University offers the best features of small-town and large-city living. There is easy access by public transportation to the cultural, sporting and recreational opportunities in one of the world's greatest cities.

Please note that the department does not admit students for a terminal MA degree. An MA degree is only available to Economics Ph.D. students who have successfully completed the first year of the doctoral program, and to students enrolled in other doctoral programs at Northwestern. 

For more information on the Ph.D. Program in Economics, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at