Joint Economics Graduate Program

The Economics Graduate Program at North Carolina State University combines the academic resources and research expertise of economics faculty in two colleges – the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Poole College of Management – to provide our graduate students uniquely rich research and learning experiences that prepare them for leadership in today’s dynamic, global marketplace.  We offer the PhD degree as well as two master’s degree options, the Master of Science in economics and the Master of Economics.  For undergraduate students currently enrolled at North Carolina State University, we also offer the accelerated Bachelor’s / Master’s degree program (ABM).  Each of these is designed to prepare our students to be competitive in academia, research, government and private sector positions.  The programs offer rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and quantitative analysis while still maintaining a high degree of flexibility when choosing areas of specialization.  Our master’s programs currently offer four concentrations: financial/macro econometrics, international trade and development, natural resources and environmental economics and economic policy.  Our PhD program currently offers two-course fields of specialization in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Labor Economics, Macro/Monetary Economics and Microeconomic Theory and Behavioral/Experimental Economics.

Given the program’s strong empirical focus, our alumni have excelled not only in academia and government, but also in the corporate world with many of our graduates entering applied research divisions of the private sector. Placement information of our recent master’s program graduates can be found here and our recent PhD program graduates can be found here.

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