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MA & PhD in Economics

Program at a Glance


  • World-class faculty
  • A broad education in economics
  • Integrative research experience
  • Dual emphasis on training economists and college professors
  • A strong record of academic placements
  • State of the art business facility
  • Assistantships and scholarships available


  • Location
    On-campus in Durham, NH
  • MA Tuition
    $15,000 (in-state), $30,000 (out-of-state)
  • Program structure
    4 terms during academic year
  • Schedule
    Classes held Monday - Thursday
    Seminars - Friday
  • Laptop requirements
    Windows 7 PC or Mac

MA in Economics

The MA in Economics builds on a strong foundation of core courses in economic theory and econometrics. Because this core borrows classes from the PhD program, it is taught on an entirely different level than stand-alone MA programs at other schools. Consequently, master's students are exceptionally well trained.

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PhD in Economics

The doctoral program encourages students to develop their research skills early on through an integrative research experience. The cornerstone of this experience is the department's weekly research seminar. Students participate in the seminar by writing critical reviews and referee reports of the papers presented, acting as discussants, and presenting their own research.

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World-Class Faculty

The Economics Department enjoys a national reputation for outstanding research and teaching. The department comprises 14 full-time economics faculty who are among more than 60 full-time Paul College faculty. Economics faculty publish in leading academic journals and have been awarded $1.5 million in grants in the last five years.

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