Graduate Programs

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Economics: Ph.D., M.S.


The Department of Economics offers programs leading to Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in economics. The Ph.D. and M.S. programs emphasize strong economic and econometric analysis with areas of specialization including development economics, household and consumer finance, industrial organization, labor economics, applied macroeconomics and environmental economics.

The curricula provide students with a balance between a core of microeconomic, macroeconomic and econometric theory and applied courses in the fields listed above. These programs prepare individuals for careers in academia, as well as professional careers involving applied economic analysis in both the public and private sectors.

The Economics degree is a STEM-designated degree program and provides international students 24 months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) in addition to the original 12 months. (Learn more)

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 B.S./M.S. in economics.

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Degrees Offered

Economics and Applied Econometrics–M.S.



Application Deadlines


January 15: To be considered for departmental funding
July 1: Final deadline to apply


UD Tuition

The 2024-2025 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1,069.