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Ph.D. in Economics

The College offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with specializations in health economics, international economics, monetary economics, public economics, regional and urban economics, and resource economics. Our program is built around an applied curriculum with a strong theoretical and quantitative foundation.

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A highly individualized program to match your interests

The Ph.D. in Economics program at WVU offers small classes and an "open-door" policy that allows students the opportunity to speak with faculty members in a personal environment. 

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Economics Seminar Series

The Ph.D. in Economics program's seminar series offers students the chance to listen to speakers from across the country discuss topics pertaining to the field. 

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Working Papers

The distinguished faculty at B&E practice in a wide variety of research topics and specialties. Check out some of their current projects, or look up past papers. 

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Competitive Graduates & Placement History

Our program presents a wide variety of job opportunities. Most commonly, our graduates look for initial employment in academia. This preparation they receive as students, together with their success in publishing research articles, has made our graduates extremely competitive in the job market.

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Econ Ph.D. 50th Anniversary

Economics Ph.D. 50th Anniversary

Celebrate with us April 21-23 with research poster exhibits, a reception and dinner in Morgantown, West Virginia. 

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Courses and Plan of Study

The Ph.D. in Economics program has a projected plan of course study to help you on your way to achieving your Ph.D.

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FAQs

Have questions? We have answers. Browse through some popular questions students have about our program. 

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Financial Assistance

A great education at an affordable cost - we offer competitive tuition waivers, assistantships, fellowships and scholarships for students wishing to further their education with WVU. 

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