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Inall cases, students students must complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate work which includes the following:
- At least 21 hours of graduate credit in Economics (excluding 6930) must be included within the total of 30 hours presented
for any graduate
degree. The minimum of 21 hours in Economics must include at least one course from each of two different fields in addition
to the following
basic theory requirements (or their equivalents):
Course Requirements Econ 5150 Advanced MacroEconomic Theory Econ 5200 Advanced MicroEconomic Theory Econ 5300 Mathematical Economics Econ 5810 Econometrics Models & Methods I
- The graduate adviser may waive the Econ 5300 requirement for students who have an adequate background in mathematics.
- Credits in excess of 7 hours in Economics courses numbered 6000 through 6990 will not ordinarily be applicable to the 30 hours.
- Candidates for either degree are required to pass a comprehensive written examination in macroEconomics and microEconomics. In addition, the department may require an oral examination.
- In addition to the 30 hours of course work, candidates must satisfy a writing requirement of either a thesis or a seminar paper.
- Acandidate who elects the thesis option must submit a thesis for review by a committee