Economics Graduate School

The Economics graduate program trains professional economists for varied careers in college and university teaching, in government service, in business and non-profit organizations, in research institutions and in consulting firms. It blends economic theory and policy with quantitative and statistical techniques to equip students with a sound understanding of economic analysis.

In addition to taking formal courses, students are involved in activities designed to develop their research skills. As a result of such efforts, some of our recent graduates have had an article or two published before completing their degree work.

We offer several options for students interested in pursuing graduate work in economics. Drawing upon the resources of Dedman College as well as the SMU School of Law, the University offers a joint Bachelors and Master’s degree in Economics, an M.A. in Law and Economics, an M.A. in Applied Economics and an M.A. in International Economics and Policy as well as a Ph.D. in Economics.

Graduate students in economics at SMU have the opportunity to learn from a distinguished faculty of scholars and dedicated teachers.

SMU’s location in Dallas-home to numerous corporate headquarters as well as a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank-also makes it a perfect place to pursue study in economics.

We also offer a variety of tuition scholarships, research and teaching assistantships, and dissertation fellowships that can help make graduate education possible.

Please refer to the PhD requirements and instructions prior to applying.

For more information regarding admissions, courses, financial aid, departmental and degree requirements, please visit the Department of Economics Graduate Studies website.