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Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , NY,
The Department of Economics offers programs of study leading to the Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in economics. The program is ranked 10th in agricultural and natural resource economics, and 19th in economic history amongst all PhD-granting institutions in the United States.

About

Newly revamped and constantly expanding, the program seeks top-performing students who are prepared to conduct rigorous research. Students do not need to have a bachelor's degree in economics, but applicants should have a strong math background.

The program has a strong emphasis on quantitative training. The PhD in particular requires a solid math foundation. For students who lack background in calculus or linear algebra, or those who wish to have a refresher course in those subjects, a “math boot camp” is offered free of charge to all admitted students prior to the start of the fall semester.

After You Graduate

The empirical emphasis of the program trains students for a wide variety of jobs. The most recent graduating class have enjoyed an 100% placement rate in full-time employment. Alumni often pursue careers in industry, particularly those involving data management and policy analysis. Graduates have also been placed in both domestic and international institutions such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Morgan Stanley, Finanzas y Technologia, Goldman Sachs, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Temple University and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Econometrics 
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 
  • Develo ent Economics 
  • Labor Economics 
  • Advanced Macroeconomics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible, you must have and provide:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university you have attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Official GRE scores
For international applicants:
  • International Student Financial Statement form
  • Official bank statement/proof of support
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11090 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Approximate Cost per Semester(12 Credits)

Living costs for Binghamton

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Aside from maintaining reasonable tuition rates, Binghamton University offers numerous funding options. From loans and fellowships to student employment and travel funding, Binghamton University can help you find the sources you need to enhance your career and make your education attainable. Explore as many avenues as you can, using the links below to get you started:
  • Financial aid
  • Assistantships
  • Fellowships and scholarships
  • Opportunities for employment
  • Opportunities for underrepresented students
  • Research and travel funding
  • External funding
Many of these financial aid and funding opportunities require students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to complete their FAFSAs online as early as possible each calendar year.Non-degree/non-matriculated students are not eligible for most sources of financial aid, but may be eligible for some federal loans under certain circumstances. Students who wish to apply for federal financial aid must submit the Non-Degree/Non-Matriculated Status Certification form available on the Office of Financial Aid website.

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