Ph.D. On Campus


Johns Hopkins University

24 months
62500 USD/year
62500 USD/year
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The rigorous PhD Economics program at Johns Hopkins University is among the best in the nation. With its world-class faculty, individualized attention, and small classes, the doctoral program is the centerpiece of the Department of Economics. From financial analysis to applied research, students are well-prepared to be leaders in the field.


The Economics department at Johns Hopkins University is dedicated to maintaining strong research and teaching cores in applied microeconomics, economic theory, macroeconomics, and econometrics. Faculty members are experts in their fields, and they are actively involved in thesis supervision and research seminars. 

Learning outcomes

The unique Hopkins difference is the direct interaction and one-on-one attention students receive from faculty. Such attention opens the door to myriad opportunities for students to conduct groundbreaking research, apply complex economic theories, and make educated financial analyses and predictions.

Students take two years of course work. The first year is comprised of two semesters each of microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and mathematical methods, and one-semester courses in statistics and econometrics. 

In the second year, students take electives – four in the fall semester and three in the spring semester. Students may also take relevant courses in related departments, such as mathematics, mathematical sciences, political science, and public health. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Equilibrium Theory
  • Consumer and Producer Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory 
  • Game Theory
  • Economics of Information
  • Econometrics
  • Statistical Inference

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV
  • Academic record
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous college and university study
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
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