Welcome to the Economics Ph. D. Program at the
Graduate Center, CUNY
What we do
Located at the heart of Manhattan, NYC, the Economics Program trains students in empirically investigating policy issues, following a solid preparation in econometrics and theory. Our commitment to this goal is reflected in our faculty’s research areas that span a rich array of specializations. The program is relatively small and provides access to the faculty and a large measure of personal attention.
Fields of Specialization
The PhD program in Economics emphasizes the following fields:
• Development Economics
• Financial Economics
• Human Resources Economics
• International Economics
• Macro and Monetary Economics
• Public policy
Other fields can be substituted with the approval of the Executive Officer. Dissertations can be written in any of these six fields, or in any other area in which students and professors find a mutual interest.
The program members take pride in actively participating in placing the graduates in academic, government as well as industry jobs, both nationally and internationally. The complete list of the alumni placements can be found here
Funding and Fellowships
The Economics Program awards the following fellowships:
Graduate Center Fellowships
It provides full tuition, a stipend of $25,000 and eligibility for low-cost individual or family NYSHIP health insurance each year for the first five years of study. 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.
It provides full tuition for the first five years of study. There is no service requirement associated with it.
Presidential Magnet Fellowship
It provides full tuition, a stipend of $27,000 and eligibility for low-cost individual or family NYSHIP health insurance each year for the first five years of study
Several research fellowships and awards are available at the Graduate Center on a competitive basis for advanced doctoral candidates. The award amounts vary between $5,000 and $22,000, and most include tuition fellowship.
For further information about these fellowships and other support: click here
Application deadlines: extended to February 14. To be considered for fellowships, applications must be completed by this date. For further instructions please see here
For other questions, contact the Admissions Office by email or 212-817-7470.
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