The graduate program in economics offers an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics.
The mission of the graduate program in economics is to provide students with advanced studies in economic theory and research methodology. To accomplish its mission, the Department of Economics and Finance offers two degree programs: the Master of Arts (M.A.) with a major in economics and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a major in economics. The department's approach to these degree programs is global, interactive, and innovative. In the M.A. program, students are offered three curricular paths: general economics, industrial relations, and financial economics. M.A. students in economics are offered preparation for careers in private business and public service. The focus of the M.A. program is on decision analysis and applied research. Ph.D. students in economics are trained for careers in teaching and applied research. The Ph.D. provides students with the opportunity to combine advanced training in economics with educational pedagogy and research methodology.