The OSU doctoral program in economics is designed to prepare individuals for academic careers, research and administrative positions in business and government.
Recent graduates are in leadership positions with the Federal Reserve Bank, Korea
Energy Economics Institute and a variety of higher education institutions including
University of Alaska-Anchorage, Wichita State University, Renmin University of China,
Sakarya University in Turkey, Northern Lights College in British Columbia, Canada,
University of Minnesota, Northeastern State University and IIT Rourkee.
Admitting students in Fall 2024.
A total of 64 graduate credit hours are required for a doctoral degree in economics
The program offers specialization in:
Regional and Urban Economics
Dynamic Macro and Macroeconometrics
institution in the world based on publications in top regional academic journals.
Research and Faculty
OSU economic faculty are intellectual leaders who regularly publish in top journals
in their fields (Faculty Research), and the program is consistently ranked in the top 10 percent of all economic institutions
in the world by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).
All applicants are automatically considered for financial support, and a limited number
of graduate assistantship (GA) positions are offered to some students. Along with
graduate student tuition waiver benefits, GA positions provide an annual stipend of
$25,000, payable over the nine month of the school year. Contingent on funds being
available, an additional two months of summer support may be available on a year-by-year
basis. The GA positions require students to work an average of 20 hours per week in
either research assistant or teaching duties, maintain full-time student status and
show satisfactory progress toward degree completion and assigned duties.