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Graduate Programs in Economics

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University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220
Phone: (734) 764-2355
Fax: (734) 764-2769
Info: (734) 764-2360
Electronic Mail: econ.graduate.admissions@umich.edu
Program Web Page: http://www.econ.lsa.umich.edu

Admissions Information
The following is a brief summary of admission deadlines, requirements, and Academic Program Code(s) for the degree(s) offered in this Department/Program.  The sections immediately following this summary provide an in-depth description of each degree program.  You may order an application by contacting the Program Web Page, downloading an application in PDF Format, or completing an online application.

Economics
Admits Fall term.  Deadline for applications is Dec. 31.
GRE general required; Letters of recommendation required.
Please use the following information when completing Item 13 on the application.
Numeric Code:  00165; Academic Program:  Economics; Ph.D.

Applied Economics
Admits Fall term.  Deadline for applications is Feb 5.
GRE general required; Letters of recommendation required.
Please use the following information when completing Item 13 on the application.
Numeric Code:  00063; Degree Program:  Applied Economics; A.M.

Important note:  Please choose one Numeric Code, Academic Program, and degree level for each application that is submitted. 
 


Faculty

Chair: Professor Matthew Shapiro

Professors: Adams, Barsky, Basu, Blank, Bornstein (Emeritus), Bound, Brown, Courant, Cross (Emeritus), Deardorff, Dernberger (Emeritus) DiNardo, Fusfeld (Emeritus), Gramlich, Haber (Emeritus), Hines, Holbrook (Emeritus), Howrey, Hymans, Johnson, Juster (Emeritus), Kimball, Laitner, Lafontaine, Lam, Levinsohn, Levinson (Emeritus), MacKie-Mason, Morgan (Emeritus), Mueller (Emeritus), Ng, Porter (Emeritus), Salant, Saxonhouse, Shapiro, Simon, Slemrod, Smith, Solon, Stafford, Steiner (Emeritus), Stern (Emeritus), Svejnar, Tesar, Weisskopf, Whatley, Willis

Associate Professors: Chernew, Dominguez, Kilian, Khn, Page, Park, Schoeni

Adjunct Associate Professor: Kossoudji

Assistant Professors: Ben-Shahar, Chabot, Charles, Coleman, Cullen, Hallak, House, Kwon, McCrary, Ozdenoren, Silverman, Somanathan, Stolyarov, Van't Veld, Yang


Interdepartmental Degree Programs

Various faculty of the department participate in the following interdepartmental programs:

Natural Resource Economics, Ph.D.
Public Policy Studies, M.P.P.
Social Work and Economics, Ph.D.
Dual Degree in Economics and Law(J.D./Ph.D.)
Joint Ph.D. in Economics and Public Policy

Degree Programs of the Department

Master of Arts in Applied Economics
Master of Arts in Economics
Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to the specific requirements listed below, see the Master's Degrees and Doctoral Degrees sections of the Graduate Student Handbook.


Master of Arts in Applied Economics

This degree program is designed for students wanting to apply the theory and methodology of economics to the analysis of policy problems. It is not an intermediate step to the Ph.D. The degree program may be pursued by itself or in conjunction with a degree in another field.

Admission: GRE Aptitude Tests (verbal, mathematics, and analytical) required. Three letters of recommendation and transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are also required.

Minimum Number of Credits Required: 33 credit hours.

Specific Course Requirements: Twenty-four credit hours in economics (including six hours of graduate economic theory and nine hours of statistics and quantitative methods beyond the introductory course), plus 9 hours cognate courses required.

Thesis: None.

Final Examination: None.


Master of Arts in Economics

Students are not admitted for study leading to the M.A. degree. It may be earned while they are in the Ph.D. program.

Minimum Number of Credits Required: 30 credit hours.

Specific Course Requirements: Two core theory courses, plus two courses in some field of specialization. The required proficiency in mathematics and econometrics can be demonstrated by course work or by examination. Two cognate courses are also required.

Thesis: None.

Final Examination: None.


Doctor of Philosophy

Admission: Graduate Record Examination general aptitude test is required. All applicants should also provide for three letters of reference. All admissions are for September entry, not midyear.

Range of Enrollment: Normally two years of course work.

Specific Course Requirements: At least four advanced theory courses; two terms each of econometrics and mathematics (or demonstrate equivalent level of competence); at least two courses in each of two other specialized areas; two courses in either econometrics or advanced theory. Two cognate courses are also required.

Qualifying Examination: None.

Foreign Language Requirement: None

Work Experience Requirement: Contact graduate program office.

Preliminary Examination: The student writes preliminary examinations in micro- and macroeconomic theory and in two specialized fields.

Dissertation Prospectus: A prospectus outlining the context and methods of the student's dissertation is to be prepared and approved soon after the student's preliminary examination in the specialized field.

Candidate Status: Candidacy requirements are described in the Requirements for Achieving Candidacy section of the Graduate Student Handbook.

For information on the dissertation committee, final oral examination, and publication of dissertation, see the Graduate Student Handbook.

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