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Degree Requirements

This document is excerpted from The Course Catalog of The Graduate School. The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, general degree requirements and the policies on Satisfactory Progress, Probation and Exclusion of The Graduate School, and additional requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress of the Department of Economics.

M.A. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The department does not normally admit students for a terminal M.A. degree. Doctoral students who complete the ECON 410, ECON 411, ECON 480 sequences with a B average and achieve an "M.A. Pass" on the written qualifying examinations are eligible to receive the M.A. degree. The following requirements apply to students who are enrolled in other doctoral programs and to doctoral students not completing the first-year sequence.

Coursework Requirements

Courses

Units

Core Courses:
ECON 410-1 Microeconomics
ECON 411-1 Macroeconomic
ECON 480-1 Introduction to Econometrics

Economic History or Development:
One of those listed below
ECON 315 Topics in Economic History
ECON 322 Global Economic History
ECON 323-1,2 Economic History of the United States
ECON 324 Western Economic History
ECON 325 Economic Growth and Development
ECON 326 The Economics of Developing Countries
ECON 420-1 Advanced Topics in American Economic History
ECON 420-2 Advanced Topics in European Economic History

Electives:
Economics (300 or 400 level) or approved related courses

 
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5

Total Required Units: 9

Other M.A. Degree Requirements

Examinations: final oral examination

Research/Projects: none specified

Master's Thesis: none

Other: paper in one course carrying graduate credit

Ph.D. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Coursework Requirements - Entering Class of 2016 and Earlier

Courses

Units

Core Courses:
ECON 410-1,2,3 Microeconomics
ECON 411-1,2,3 Macroeconomics
ECON 480-1,2,3 Introduction to Econometrics

Economic History:
ECON 420-1 Advanced Topics in American Economic History (or)
ECON 420-2 Advanced Topics in European Economic History

Field Sequences:
Three two-quarter sequences

 
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6

Total Required Units: 16

Coursework Requirements - Entering Class of 2017 and Later

Courses

Units

Core Courses:
ECON 410-1,2,3 Microeconomics
ECON 411-1,2,3 Macroeconomics
ECON 480-1,2,3 Introduction to Econometrics

Nine Approved Field Courses that must include:
(a) At least one course in Economic History (ECON 420-1 Advanced Topics in American Economic History (or) ECON 420-2 Advanced Topics in European Economic History ), and
(b) Three field sequences of at least two-quarters each. A field sequence consists of two or three quarter-length courses as determined by the department.

 
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9

Total Required Units: 18

Other Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Examinations: preliminary examinations in economic theory (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics); oral examination for approval of dissertation prospectus

Research/Projects: two research papers presented in the student seminar (ECON 501) or equivalent

Ph.D. Dissertation: original, independent research

Final Evaluations: oral dissertation defense

Supervised Teaching Experience: All doctoral students are required to act as a teaching assistant for at least one quarter. As part of these duties, the student must lead a weekly discussion section. Teaching experience is an essential part of graduate training. Foreign students must demonstrate acceptable English proficiency as prescribed by The Graduate School. Evaluations are made and kept as part of the students' record.

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