PhD Programs

The Department of Economics offers two joint PhD programs: a PhD in Economics and Public Policy in conjunction with The Fletcher School, and a PhD in Human Developmental Economics in conjunction with the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. These programs offer individually tailored degrees with personal input from faculty members. Doctoral students will build a depth of knowledge in at least two specialized fields, and an ability to perform independent research that informs theory and/or policy with possible publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Programs

Joint PhD in Economics and Public Policy

Collaborative program in which students are full members of both the Department of Economics, and The Fletcher School and its vibrant and interdisciplinary public policy community.

Joint PhD in Human Developmental Economics

Joint PhD program with the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (CSHD), which draws on the strengths of the two departments, along with recent trends and complementary advances in both disciplines.

Admissions

Please visit our admissions website for comprehensive information on our admissions processes and requirements, deadlines, financial and merit aid options, forms and instructions.

Graduate Admissions Tuition and Aid Request Information

For program-specific information, please contact the Department of Economics' Graduate Program Coordinator, or the appropriate PhD program director:

  • Margaret McMillan, Program Director for PhD in Economics and Public Policy
  • Jeff Zabel, Program Director for PhD in Human Development Economics