graduate program description

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

Applicants should 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.

We urge you to review the topics, questions, and answers by selecting from the choices below. Please look through all sections carefully before contacting our office.


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.

Grad Student Lounge

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.

Ph.D. Students 2016

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.

Steve Landefeld's Class

Master of Science in Applied Economics

We offer our 10-course, 30-credit program in 2 different locations: downtown Washington, DC near DuPont Circle, and also in College Park on the main campus of the University of Maryland.