Chair: R. D. Blair
Graduate Coordinator: S. M. Slutsky.
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The department offers the Master of Arts (thesis and nonthesis option) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in economics with specializations in econometrics, economic theory, industrial organization, international economics, monetary economics, and public finance.
M.A. requirements: A minimum of 36 credits of course work is required for the M.A. with and without thesis. A maximum of six credits of the research course may be included for a master’s degree with thesis. The following core courses are required: and or equivalent, ECO 7415 or equivalent, , and .
Ph.D. requirements: Admission requirements for the Ph.D. include (a) a minimum grade point average of 3.0, (b) an acceptable score on the GRE, and (c) for nonnative speakers of English, an acceptable score on one of the following: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language: computer=213, paper=550, web=80), IELTS (International English Language Testing System: 6), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 77), or successful completion of the UF English Language Institute program.
All core courses must be completed in the first year. In addition, students must complete courses in three fields of specializations and pass qualifying examinations in two of those fields.
Complete descriptions of the minimum requirements for the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are provided elsewhere in this catalog.