Doctoral Program in Economics
SIU’s Economics Doctoral program in Economics provides in-depth training for future economists, regardless of one’s career path: academic, industry, or government. Our graduates pursue all three avenues.
The program offers four specializations
- Development Economics
- International Economics
- Monetary Economics
Most students complete the program in only four years.
Numerous opportunities to teach undergraduate courses provide teaching experience many academic employers seek
Program-level assistantships and university-level fellowships provide financial assistance, including living stipends and tuition waivers. SIU’s Financial Assistance for Graduate Students provides more detail.
Our graduate students come from all over the world, providing a diverse environment in which to thrive.
Details on what materials are needed for admission and an overview of the curriculum are provided in the Graduate Catalog (which also provides information on the masters program).
When to apply
We do not have a formal deadline. However, to receive full consideration for an assistantship, please submit a complete application by February 14th for fall admission. To receive full consideration for a first-year doctoral fellowship, please submit a complete application by December 15th for fall admission.
Funding for spring admission is very limited and so those candidates seeking funding should seek fall admission.
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For more information regarding our Doctoral Program, please contact:
AKM Mahbub Morshed
Director of Graduate Studies in Economics
More general information regarding the graduate study can be found at SIU's Graduate School
Good luck with all your future endeavors and we encourage you to apply!