Graduate Overview

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In the UB Department of Economics, we provide advanced and comprehensive graduate coursework at both the master's and PhD level. Our degree programs offer graduate students the opportunity to specialize in mainstream economics subjects while preparing for successful careers in education, research, finance or law. 

Admissions Deadlines

The department accepts master's and PhD students for the Fall semester only. To receive full financial aid consideration, PhD applicants should submit their application before Feb. 1 for the following academic year. Master's applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and review begins every January for the following academic year. 

Degree Options

11/6/19
The PhD in Economics program trains students in the core areas of economics (macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics) and in quantitative methods, improving their mathematical and econometric skills in the first year. In the second year students gain exposure to several applied fields of economics such as labor, urban and public economics and industrial organization. After the second year students define a field of their choice in which they commence PhD dissertation work. You may read recently completed PhD dissertations topics, as well as selected PhD alumni bios.
8/14/19
The MS in Econometric and Quantitative Economics (MS EQE) program focuses on providing advanced knowledge and proper utilization of mathematical and quantitative skills required of economists in practical applications. (36 degree credit hours)
12/10/18
The MA in Economics program teaches practical applications of theoretical economics and quantitative methods, high-demand skills in industries such as finance, health care, international trade, advocacy groups and government. (30 credit hours)
10/31/19
Students may choose to enhance their degree with an Advanced Certificate in Applied Economics. The department encourages graduate students from Economics or other departments to consider this option, which provides specialization and application above and beyond the standard degree. (15 credit hours)
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Contact Us

Jameson Stalanthas Yu

415 Fronczak Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8660/8679

jamesony@buffalo.edu

Assistant Director to the Graduate Program in Economics
Assistant to the Director of the Center for Human Capital
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences

425 Fronczak Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8676

ecorevan@buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies and PhD Program
Professor
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences