Economics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program of Study

The Program of Study is used as a planning tool for self-advising and for mapping out your graduate curriculum. The Program of Study lists all course work, thesis hours (optional) or dissertation hours, and transfer/reduction of credit to be applied to your graduate degree.

We strongly recommend that you use this Program of Study from the beginning of your program. This will allow you to map out your curriculum and timing toward completing your degree.

Program of Study template:  myMason/Organizations/Economics Graduate Students/Content. 
[Must use Mason NetId to log into myMason].

MA PROGRAM OF STUDY

5 required core courses that everyone must take
1 comprehensive exam
5 elective courses
Optional thesis track: 3 elective courses and 6 credits of thesis research

DEADLINE TO COMPLETE DEGREE:  6 years from time of first enrollment as a degree-seeking student

 

PhD PROGRAM OF STUDY

6 required core courses that everyone must take
2 qualifying exams
10 elective courses which include 4 field courses
2 field exams
Advance to candidacy
Defend a dissertation

DEADLINE TO COMPLETE DEGREE

Fall 2013 and earlier admit term
Advancement deadline:  6 years from time of first enrollment as a degree-seeking student
Defense and Graduation deadline:  5 years from advancement term

Fall 2014 and future admit term
Advancement deadline:  6 years from time of first enrollment as a degree-seeking student
Defense and Graduation deadline:  9 years from time of first enrollment as a degree-seeking student

 

Page originated:  09/19/16

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