Graduate Program & Overview

The Department’s graduate program enrolls about fifteen students each year. Doctoral students take required courses in microeconomic theory, macroeconomics, and econometrics. Students are also expected to complete two fields in economics. The field options include Economic Development, International Economics, Public Economics, Resource & Environmental Economics, and Human Resources.

Graduate students in our department work closely with faculty to hone their skills as researchers. Students regularly present their ongoing research in the Department’s weekly Applied Microeconomics lunchtime seminar. The seminar provides valuable feedback from fellow students and other faculty in a relaxed collegial environment.

Graduates of the program teach in universities in the US and across the world. They work for federal and state agencies, with development organizations such as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and in the private banking and consulting sectors.

Our program offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and admits students to both programs. The department has a close working relationship with the East-West Center, a federal research and educational institution that specializes in the Asia-Pacific region and is located on campus. The Department provides one of the world’s leading programs specializing in the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. Our location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, our proximity to the East-West Center, and our multicultural graduate student body provide us with a natural comparative advantage in studying the structure and public policies of Asia-Pacific economies.

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We are currently accepting applications for graduate study in Economics

  • Graduate applications for East-West Center scholarships are due November 1
  • All other applications are due January 15
  • How to apply for admission