Ph.D. On Campus


University of Utah

48 months
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
1176 USD/credit 35280 USD/year
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The Ph.D. Economics program at University of Utah prepares students for professional careers in teaching, research, business, and government. The program provides a broad mastery of theoretical and applied fields of economics. 


Both orthodox and heterodox approaches to economics are integral parts of the program which includes a technically sophisticated presentation of economic theory and quantitative methods as well as a variety of fields of specialization, with a particular emphasis on cross-cutting themes of inequality, globalization, and sustainability. The Economics Department at University of Utah has approximately 50 Ph.D. students in residence and a faculty of 19 with Ph.D.s from leading universities across the U.S and Europe.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have an advanced understanding of the professional literature and the methods used in the core fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and political economy.
  • Have an advanced understanding of the mathematical and econometric methods used in the discipline.
  • Develop an area of specialization, related to their field course work, in which they have begun to make contributions to knowledge through a research program, including the completion of a dissertation.
  • Develop the writing and oral presentation skills that will make them effective teachers and/or serve them in careers as researchers in academia, government, non-governmental research and policy organizations, or private enterprise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Economy and Critique 
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Macroeconomic Theory 
  • Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Successful completion of intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic theory
  • Acceptable GRE scores on verbal, quantitative, and analytical components
  • Three academic reference letters
  • A brief statement of personal academic goals
  • TOEFL score of 550 or better (or IBT equivalent) or IELTS of 6.5 or above (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    35280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1176 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
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