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All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Updates to curricular sections may be found on the Academic Senate website:

The Graduate Program

The department offers a PhD degree in economics, designed to provide a solid, analytically oriented training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and advanced specialties. Since the program is structured as a doctoral program, only students who intend to pursue a doctorate should apply.

The main economics PhD requirements are that a student pass qualifying exams in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and select courses of specialization, and prepare an acceptable dissertation.

Detailed descriptions of the PhD program are available on the Internet at the department website at Residence and other campuswide regulations are described in the graduate studies section of this catalog.

Departmental PhD Time Limit Policies

Students must be advanced to candidacy by the end of five years. Total university support cannot exceed six years. Total registered time at UC San Diego cannot exceed seven years. Students will not be permitted to continue beyond the precandidacy and total registered time limits. Students will not be permitted to receive UC San Diego administered financial support beyond the support limit.