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Masters and PhD

Courses in Economics


Scott M. Gilpatric, Department Head

Georg Schaur, Director of Graduate Studies


Bruce, D.J. (Douglas A. and Brenda Horne Professor), PhD – Syracuse

Fox, W.F. (Randy and Jenny Boyd Distinguished Professor), PhD – Ohio State

Gilpatric, S.M., PhD – Texas A&M

Lima, L.R., PhD – Illinois

Murray, M.N. (Ball Corporation Professor of Business), PhD – Syracuse

Schaur, G. (Leigh Burch Professor of Economics), PhD – Purdue

Vossler, C.A. (J. Fred Holly Chair of Excellence), PhD – Cornell

Associate Professors

Carruthers, C.K., PhD – Florida

Harris, M.C. (Stahl PEMBA Fellow), PhD – North Carolina

Holladay, J.S., PhD – Colorado

Mohsin, M., PhD – York (Canada)

Santore, R., PhD – Ohio State

Sims, C., PhD – Wyoming

Van Essen, M., PhD – Arizona

Wanamaker, M. (Boyd CBER Faculty Fellow), PhD – Northwestern

Assistant Professor

Hanson, A., PhD – North Carolina

Hargaden, E.P., PhD – Michigan

Neligh, N., PhD – Columbia

Padilla Romo, M., PhD – Texas A&M

Research Professor

Bray, L.G., PhD – Tennessee

Research Associate Professors

Kessler, L.M., PhD – South Florida

Research Assistant Professor

Hargaden, E., PhD – Michigan


Baker, K.H. (Distinguished Lecturer), PhD – New Mexico

Bueckman, D.S., PhD – Tennessee

Compton, B.H. (Senior Lecturer), PhD – Clemson

Sims, K.A., MS – Wyoming


Majors, Degrees
Economics Major, MA   
Economics Major, PhD 

The Department of Economics offers graduate programs leading to the MA and PhD. The MA may be completed by either a thesis or non-thesis (course only) option, while the PhD requires successful completion of a dissertation. Applicants to these programs should contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics, for further information.

Academic Standards

A graduate student whose graduate grade point average (GPA) falls below 3.00 will be placed on probation. A student on probation will be dropped from the program unless their cumulative graduate grade point average is 3.00 or higher at the end of the probationary period. The probationary period is defined as the next semester's coursework established by the degree program for full-time students and the next two semesters' coursework as established by the degree program for part-time students.

Student's Right to Petition

Graduate students in good academic standing have the right to petition the department for modification of departmental degree requirements and redress of grievances. Petitions must be in writing and addressed to the departmental Director of Graduate Studies.