Economics, Ph.D.

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Minimum Total Hours: 90

Program Code: D300

Program Requirements

Required Courses (27 Hours)
ECON 5153Mathematical Economics I3
ECON 5123Advanced Price and Welfare Theory3
ECON 5163Advanced Macroeconomic and Growth Theory3
ECON 6313Seminar in Macro and Growth Theory3
ECON 6213Seminar in Price and Welfare Theory3
ECON 5213Advanced Econometrics3
ECON 5243Econometrics II3
ECON 6343Econometrics III3
ECON 5960Readings in Selected Fields of Economics (3 hours)3
Field Coursework (12 hours)
2 courses required in 2 of the following fields:12
Development Economics
Seminar in Growth
Seminar in Economic Development
Industrial Organization
Advanced Industrial Organization
Seminar in Industrial Organization
International Economics
International Economics-Trade
International Economics--Finance
Public Economics
Public Finance II
Seminar in Public Economics
Field/Elective Coursework (15 hours)
Electives may be taken from the remaining field courses above, or as approved by the student's committee and graduate liaison15
Dissertation (36 Hours)
ECON 6980Research for Doctoral Dissertation36
Total Credit Hours90

General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees

A student should expect to spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years beyond the bachelor’s degree to obtain the doctoral degree. During this period the student will take appropriate graduate coursework, successfully complete the general examination, and successfully defend and submit the final dissertation.

All coursework applied to the doctoral degree must carry graduate credit.

The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, including both formal coursework and hours of research.

The minimum hour requirement for a specific doctoral degree program cannot be waived.

No more than one-half of the credit hours, both OU and overall, excluding Research for Doctoral Dissertation (6980), may be S/U-graded coursework.

The student must be in residence at OU for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters during the pursuit of the doctoral degree while enrolled and engaged in coursework or research activities as prescribed by the major academic unit.

For more detailed regulations and requirements for Doctoral degrees, please consult the Graduate College Bulletin: