Developing research economists and college teachers

M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics

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UNH’s Paul College of Business and Economics offers two of the nation’s most distinctive graduate programs. Whether your career goal is to become a professional economist or college professor, our rigorous academics, research practice and exceptional faculty will help you advance your knowledge and skills to reach that next level of your career.

M.A. in Economics

Paul College’s program is one of the most rigorous in the country, and one of the best, ranked 39 in the U.S. by The Financial Engineer (TFE). Students earn their degree in 10 months. Learn more.

Ph.D. in Economics

Paul College’s program is one of only a handful in the country that has a dual emphasis on training students as research economists and college professors. Students learn economic theory and econometrics at the highest level and can pursue coursework and receive supervised training in the teaching of economics. Learn more.

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100%
Job placement rate for Ph.D. program alumni
six months post-graduation
39th
M.A. Program ranked nationally by TFE Times
93%
Job placement for M.A. program alumni
six months post-graduation

We stand out from the competition:

  • Our research-active faculty are national experts in areas including environmental, health, labor, public and international economics, as well as economic theory, macroeconomics and econometrics. They bring the analytical tools and cutting edge insights to their teaching.
  • The small classroom setting and formal mentoring creates the more intimate feel of a liberal arts college within the dynamic environment of a major research university.
  • We have a dedicated Career and Professional Success office to help you land that job.

Our Programs

M.A. in Economics

Paul College’s program is one of the most rigorous in the country, and one of the best, ranked 39 in the U.S. by The Financial Engineer (TFE). Students earn their degree in 10 months.

Key Features:

  • Emphasizes quantitative and data-analysis skills highly sought after by the private and public sector
  • Flexibility to take courses from our MBA program
  • Capstone research project with one-on-one mentoring
  • Coursework counts toward Ph.D. degree
  • Scholarships available
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Ph.D. in Economics

Paul College’s program is one of only a handful in the country that has a dual emphasis on training students as research economists and college professors. Students learn economic theory and econometrics at the highest level and can pursue coursework and receive supervised training in the teaching of economics.

  • Research specializations in environmental, health and international economics
  • Formal mentoring in college teaching through the Cognate in College Teaching program leads to a graduate certificate
  • Support for conference travel
  • Coursework in history of thought and methodology
  • Graduate assistantships and scholarships available

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