Students preparing for graduate study in economics should consider the following:
(a) Plan to acquire a sufficient foundation (or even a second major) in mathematics.
The following courses are usually prerequisites for admission to an economics PHD program:
* MATH 137 and 237 (The calculus sequence)
* MATH 236 (Linear Algebra)
* MATH 312 (Differential Equations).
Students will also benefit from having taken these advanced math courses:
* MATH 377 (Real Analysis)
* MATH 437 (Continuous Applied Mathematics)
* MATH 471 (Topics in Topology/Geometry).
(b) Applicants to economics PHD programs will also benefit from having taken courses in probability and statistics beyond those required for the economics major:
* MATH 354 (Probability)
* MATH 455 (Mathematical Statistics)
* ECON 481 (Advanced Econometrics).
(c) Select a number of Group A elective economics courses, topics courses and seminars carrying a number 300 or higher.
(d) Complete an honors thesis in economics.