The CUNY Ph.D. Program in Economics is designed to educate future researchers and teachers who will contribute to the development and application of knowledge in economics. The program emphasizes the development of research skills and the acquisition of knowledge in specialized fields of the students’ choice. Students completing the program are prepared for careers in universities, government, consulting firms, and business enterprises. The program is relatively small and provides access to the faculty and a large measure of personal attention. Opportunities for supervised independent research, interdisciplinary study, and work in research centers are provided on an individual basis. The focus of the program is to prepare students to apply economic theory and technique to the problems of business and government.
Financial Support For Incoming Students
Graduate Center Fellowships
The Ph.D. Program in Economics is offering several packages of financial support on a competitive basis
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York announces major investments in financial support for incoming Ph.D. students. Effective in the fall of 2013, the Graduate Center will offer more than 400 five-year recruitment fellowships in the following categories:
1. Graduate Center Fellowship: $25,000, full tuition, and eligibility for low-cost health insurance each year for five years
The Graduate Center Fellowship provides full tuition and $25,000 each year for the first five years of study. The fellowship consists of a stipend in the Fall and Spring semesters, a summer research stipend, a graduate assistantship, a tuition award, and eligibility for low-cost individual or family NYSHIP health insurance. Support for the Fall and Spring semesters is $23,000 and the summer research stipend is $2,000.
The service assignments associated with the Graduate Center Fellowship are intended to develop scholarly and professional skills. In the first year, a Graduate Center Fellow serves as a research assistant or in another assignment determined by his or her doctoral program. In the second, third, and fourth years, a fellow teaches one course each semester at a CUNY undergraduate college. In the fifth year, a Graduate Center Fellow serves as a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Fellow, or in a similar assignment, at a CUNY college. The Graduate Center Fellowships are awarded in recognition of academic achievement and are contingent on continued scholarly success.
For more information please see the Graduate Center’s webpage about fellowship and financial support for doctoral students.
2. Tuition Fellowship: Full tuition each year for five years
3. Presidential MAGNET Fellowship: $27,000, full tuition, and eligibility for low-cost health insurance each year for five years
Further information about these fellowships and other support:
Application deadlines: To be considered for fellowships, applications must be completed by February 1. For further instructions please see here
For other questions, contact the Admissions Office by email or 212-817-7470.
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