Key elements of UNH's doctoral program in economics make it one of the most distinctive in the country. The program offers:
- A broad education in economics
- Integrative research experience
- Dual emphasis on training economists and college professors
- A strong record of academic placements
- Strengths in international economics, health economics, and environmental and resource economics
- Teaching and research assistantships (apply by February 1)
Nationally, doctoral study in economics has increasingly emphasized quantitative rigor. The Paul College program incorporates this emphasis without sacrificing a broad background in economics. Beyond the core theory and econometrics classes, students study both methodology and the history of economic thought.
The program features an innovative dual emphasis on educating economists and preparing college professors. The Department of Economics, in conjunction with the Graduate School's Teaching Excellence Program, has developed a nationally-known program that provides training in pedagogy for students whose career goals include teaching at the college level. The Cognate in College Teaching is an option that PhD students may pursue in addition to the requirements of the PhD degree.
The doctoral program also includes an integrative research experience that encourages students to develop their research skills early on. The cornerstone of this experience is the department's weekly research seminar.
Program Prerequisites -
Admission to the PhD program requires that the applicant has earned a MA in Economics from a US institution. If an applicant has not fulfilled this requirement they will be automatically considered for admission to the MA program. All the credit earned in the MA degree applies to the PhD program and will not extend a student’s length of time in school.