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Graduate Program

PhD Program Timeline

First Year

August
Department Orientation
Math Review Course
International Student Orientation

Fall
ECO 471: Modern Value Theory I
ECO 475: Macroeconomics I
ECO 481: Mathematical Economics
ECO 484: Introduction to Econometrics

Spring
ECO 472: Modern Value Theory II
ECO 476: Macroeconomics II
ECO 482: Mathematical Economics II
ECO 485: Elements of Econometrics

Second Year

Fall and Spring
Register for field and distributional courses
Prepare for qualifying exam
Complete MA program of study

Summer
Qualifying exam: Pass exam in area of dissertation research (one retake allowed)

Third Year

Fall and Spring
Register for ECO 493: Master's Essay, and for selected workshops
TA
Research and write the third-year paper
Present third-year paper in appropriate seminar/reading group
Submit third-year paper signed by your advisor (by July 1st)

Fourth Year

Fall
Submit Dissertation Prospectus—October 15 deadline

Fall/Spring
Register for ECO 595: PhD Research in Economics, and for selected workshops
TA
Register for ECO 997: Doctoral Dissertation (if needed to maintain full-time status)

Fifth-Sixth Years

Register for ECO 999: Doctoral Dissertation
Work on papers and go to conferences (with the permission of advisors)

Job Market Year (Fifth or Sixth year)

Summer
Have your job market package in good shape

September
Job market meeting

October
Submit resume and abstract for Job Market Brochure

Fall
Present job market paper in the appropriate workshop/seminar

November-December
Prepare for interviews and talks

January
Attend ASSA [AEA] meetings

Spring
Continue job market activities
Thesis defense