The Economics Department offers the Master of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics.
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:
or equivalent, ECO 7415
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. Additional information about degree requirements can be found by visiting the Graduate Degrees pages of this catalog.