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 and Northern Lights College in British Columbia, Canada.
Admission to the Doctorate in Economics program is suspended until further notice.
A total of 64 graduate credit hours are required for a doctoral degree in economics
at Oklahoma State University.
The program offers specialization in:
Regional and Urban Economics
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, and the program is consistently ranked in the top 10 percent of all
economic institutions in the world by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).
The Department of Economics has its own set of requirements for admittance, along
with requirements for the OSU Graduate College. Please see department based requirements
GRE with a suggested minimum score of 155 for math and 156 for verbal (Note: These
scores do not guarantee admission).
International students must also submit proof of English proficiency in the form of
a TOEFL or IELTS score.
Fall application deadline, Feb. 1.
Cost & Assistance
OSU is a Research-Extensive University, and graduate students play a vital role in
its teaching, research and outreach missions. Doctoral students help finance their
graduate education at OSU through employment as Graduate Research Assistants/Associates