Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Develop advanced research and scholarship skills in applied economics areas with the Doctor of Philosophy in Economics in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 42-credit post-graduate degree is designed to produce professional economists prepared for teaching in universities and research, as well as for positions in business, government and industry. 

The Economics PhD program emphasizes your development of advanced research and scholarship skills in applied economics areas, including 

  • applied econometrics, 
  • economic development, 
  • financial economics, 
  • industrial organization, 
  • international economics and 
  • labor economics. 

The program has a strong track record of placing graduates in desirable positions. After completing the Economics PhD program, you are prepared to conduct original research and advance current knowledge in the field.

Our Community

The College of Liberal Arts at Temple comprises many disciplines and research areas. Now more than ever, an interdisciplinary liberal arts education is invaluable for your future pursuits. It offers the opportunity to further push your drive to create real change in the world, here at Temple and beyond. In this graduate program, you’ll work closely with diverse faculty members who are highly esteemed in their field, collaborating with them and with a curious, passionate community of peers. 

Program Format & Curriculum

Classes for the Doctor of Philosophy in Economics are offered in-person at Temple’s Main Campus. Students complete the degree program through classes offered after 5:30 p.m. The program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis, and students have up to seven years to earn their degree. 

The program culminates in two theory examinations, two field exams and a dissertation.

Courses you are likely to take as part of the Economics PhD curriculum include

  • Econometrics I,
  • Macroeconomic Analysis,
  • Mathematics for Economics I and
  • Microeconomic Theory I.

Learn more about Doctor of Philosophy in Economics courses.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Doctor of Philosophy offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $942.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,297.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

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