Ph.D. On Campus


University of Tennessee Knoxville

36 months
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Haslam College of Business’ Ph.D. in economics combines rigorous work in economic theory and econometrics with the detailed study of real-world problems and institutions. The Economics program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.



Our position in the Haslam College of Business allows students to pursue interests in complementary fields such as finance and business analytics and ties with the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy provide unique research opportunities.

The economics department has an energetic and collegial faculty with diverse interests that span most major fields of economics. Our faculty publishes in top general interest and economic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics and RAND Journal of Economics.

Our students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty, and many students have papers published or under revision at major journals when entering the job market. Our graduates work at major universities, government agencies, research centers, financial institutions and private companies. The normal time to degree is five years. The Economics program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Methods & Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Macroeconomic Theory 
  • Elements of Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The completed online Graduate Application for Admission 
  • A non-refundable application fee 
  • One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities attended submitted on-line at the time of application to the Graduate School
  • The submission of official transcripts and degree certificates
  • Departmental application
  • Reference letters or rating forms

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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