Ph.D. Program

Room 214, David Kinley Hall, MC-707
1407 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-0120 | Fax: (217) 244-6678

Professor Stefan KrasaDirector of Graduate Studies
Carol Banks, Ph.D. Office Administrator

The applications for fall 2019 are closed as the deadline to submit applications for fall 2019 was January 10th at 12:00 AM EST.

Applications for Fall 2020 will open in August of 2019.


The Department of Economics offers graduate work leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.

Our Doctoral program admits students with strong quantitative backgrounds and prepares them for careers in academia and for research positions in government, international organizations, and consulting.

The candidate for an advanced degree may specialize in the following fields: development economics, econometrics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics (which includes health and human resource economics), macroeconomics, microeconomics, environmental, and public economics. This list may change with the composition of the faculty.

STEM Designation

Our Ph.D. Program is Designated as a STEM Program. This allows international students the opportunity to request an extension to their OPT. For more information, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services website.

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