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

The PhD in Economics program has a strong quantitative emphasis and is very mathematical in nature. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to acquire as many skills and experiences in this area as possible before applying.
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)
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)
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

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

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