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Economics, PhD

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Economics

Test Score Required: A GRE Verbal score of 160 and GRE Quantitative score of 148 are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Mail Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official scores to UT Dallas Office of Enrollment Services.

Catalog Page: PhD

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Completed Request for Recommendation (Requires Adobe Reader) forms from individuals able to judge your probable success in graduate school. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Resume: no

Admissions Essay: yes

A brief narrative outlining your academic interest and meeting the following criteria:
  • Include any current or long-range interests in research, teaching or other professional objectives.
  • Please describe any publications or other evidence of scholarly endeavor you have achieved.
  • List academic and professional organizations in which you are active and any fellowships, scholarships, or other honors you have received.
The Admissions Essay may be sent directly to the program or submitted online.

Deadlines: July 1 (US), May 1 (International), April 1 (Funding)


Judy Du
800 W. Campbell Rd. GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - GR2.808

Degree Information:

Nathan C Berg
Associate Professor
Office - GR2.804

Possible Careers

Economist in financial institutions, management firms, and consulting firms both in private and domestic sector; Academics/Researcher; Government Positions (the Federal Reserve banks, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, Social Security Administration, Federal Trade Commission, etc.).

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.