Ph.D. Program Description
The University of Maryland’s Department of Economics is ranked in the top 20 economics programs in the country in the most recent National Academy of Sciences study.
Prospective Ph.D. Student Information
Due to the unusually large number of admitted Ph.D. students last spring who deferred entry into our program until Fall 2021, we may only be able to offer funding to a limited number of newly admitted students this year. Applicants should also be aware that we are an affirmative action department and that we are especially interested in recruiting strong African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American students to our Ph.D. program. As always, we will consider applications from students who have already secured an outside source of funding.
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Information for Current Ph.D. Students
If you are currently a student in the Ph.D. program, the following links provide information about different aspects and requirements of the Ph.D.
Resources for Ph.D. Students
The Economics Department, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the University of Maryland have many resources available to graduate students.
About Our Ph.D. Students
We are very proud of our Ph.D. program and the achievements of our students. Please find information about our students on the job market as well as information about past students here.