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Top ranked Economics Programs

Following is a list of best Graduate Economics programs in US Universities.
  1. Harvard University Department of Economics
  2. Massachusetts Inst of Technology Department of Economics
  3. Stanford University Department of Economics
  4. University of California-Berkeley Department of Economics
  5. Princeton University Department of Economics
  6. Yale University Department of Economics
  7. Northwestern University Department of Economics
  8. University of Pennsylvania Department of Economics
  9. Cornell University Department of Economics
  10. University of Chicago Department of Economics
  11. University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Economics
  12. University of Minnesota Department of Economics
  13. University of California-San Diego Department of Economics
  14. University of Michigan Department of Economics
  15. University of Rochester Department of Economics
  16. University of Iowa Department of Economics
  17. University of California-Los Angeles Department of Economics
  18. California Institute Technology Department of Economics
  19. Boston University Department of Economics
  20. U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Economics
  21. North Carolina State University Department of Economics
  22. Arizona State University Department of Economics
  23. University of Maryland College Park Department of Economics
  24. Iowa State University Department of Economics
  25. Washington University Department of Economics
  26. Duke University Department of Economics
  27. Ohio State University Department of Economics
  28. University of Tennessee-Knoxville Department of Economics
  29. New York University Department of Economics
  30. University of Pittsburgh Department of Economics
  31. Indiana University Department of Economics
  32. University of California-Davis Department of Economics
  33. University of Florida Department of Economics
  34. University of Georgia Department of Economics
  35. Texas A&M University Department of Economics
  36. Michigan State University Department of Economics
  37. University of California-Santa Barbara Department of Economics
  38. Louisiana State U & A&M College Department of Economics
  39. State U of New York-Stony Brook Department of Economics
  40. University of Washington Department of Economics
  41. University of Virginia Department of Economics
  42. Southern Illinois University Department of Economics
  43. Auburn University Department of Economics
  44. Brown University Department of Economics
  45. University of Wyoming
  46. U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  47. University of Oregon Department of Economics
  48. Columbia University Department of Economics
  49. University of Kentucky Department of Economics
  50. University of Southern California Department of Economics
  51. Vanderbilt University Department of Economics
  52. U of Massachusetts at Amherst Department of Economics4
  53. Florida State University Department of Economics
  54. State University of New York-Buffalo Department of Economics
  55. University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Economics
  56. George Mason University Department of Economics
  57. University of South Carolina Department of Economics
  58. University of Arizona Department of Economics
  59. Pennsylvania State University Department of Economics
  60. University of Colorado Department of Economics
  61. University of Texas at Austin Department of Economics
  62. Purdue University Department of Economics
  63. Johns Hopkins University Department of Economics
  64. Rutgers State University-New Brunswick Department of Economics
  65. Southern Methodist University Department of Economics
  66. Boston College Department of Economics
  67. Syracuse University Department of Economics
  68. Utah State University Department of Economics
  69. Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst Department of Economics
  70. University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Economics
  71. University of Connecticut Department of Economics
  72. Georgetown University Department of Economics
  73. Colorado State University Department of Economics
  74. CUNY - Grad Sch & University Center Department of Economics
  75. Clemson University Department of Economics
  76. University of Alabama Department of Economics
  77. University of Texas at Dallas
  78. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Economics
  79. Georgia State University Department of Economics
  80. University of California-Riverside Department of Economics
  81. American University Department of Economics
  82. Northern Illinois University Department of Economics
  83. University of Kansas Department of Economics
  84. Oklahoma State University
  85. Tulane University Department of Economics Department of Economics
  86. University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Economics
  87. George Washington University Department of Economics
  88. State University of New York-Albany Department of Economics
  89. University of Houston Department of Economics
  90. University of Notre Dame Department of Economics
  91. Rice University Department of Economics
  92. Washington State University Department of Economics
  93. Claremont Graduate School Department of Economics
  94. State University of New York-Binghamton Department of Economics
  95. Clark University Department of Economics
  96. West Virginia University Department of Economics
  97. University of Cincinnati ttp://Department of Economics
  98. Howard University Department of Economics
  99. Lehigh University Department of Economics
  100. Temple University Department of Economics
  101. University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Economics
  102. Northeastern University Department of Economics
  103. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Economics
  104. University of Utah Department of Economics
  105. Fordham University Department of Economics
  106. Colorado School of Mines
  107. University of New Hampshire Department of Economics

Best programs in Economics (outside USA)

  • London School of Economics
  • Oxford University
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Toronto
  • Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

  • Profile of some top Schools

    The study of Economics is actually divided into two parts - Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. Microeconomics include studying the economic decisions that are made at a micro level, like the effect on the purchase decision of a family by the increase or decrease in a product's price. Macroeconomics on the other hand includes the total decisions that are made by people in a society, like, 'how does any change in the rate of interest influences the national savings?'

    Harvard University

    Economics from Harvard
    The Department of Economics at the famous Harvard University is one of the top schools/educational institutions in the country to pursue a degree in the subject. Harvard offers undergraduate, graduate and PhD. Program course in Economics.

    Student Qualification/Criteria for a Graduate Level Course
    The student should have done a prior research or have a prior experience having worked as a research assistant. If it's the latter case, then a letter from a supervisor stating the capability to perform the research would be critical.

    The minimum mathematical preparation level of to be taken into consideration includes linear algebra, calculus as well as proving your mathematics proficiency. Most of the successful applicants, in particular, take up real analysis now, although that isn't a big requirement. The average score of the GRE test taken among students that have been admitted to the University in the past few years has been 797.

    Application Information
    All those applicants whose first language isn't English, and all those who haven't gotten their bachelor's degree from an educational institution with English as their first language, ought to meet TOEFL's Test of English as a Foreign Language, minimum score requirements.

    Financial Aid
    The Economic students at this University receive stipend support and full tuition while they are admitted and heading towards a satisfactory progress in getting their degree. The Economics division here urges the applicants strongly to apply for financial support from the extramural agencies. Pupils, who get extramural fellowships, which are competitively funded, might be eligible to get an educational allowance.

    In case you have already applied for external funding, then you are to mention that in the application. In case an applicant does not have funding while apply but is able to source it later, then they ought to ensure that they communicate the same to the department.

    Tuition Fee
    The tuition fee for full time students for the students of Economics at the University's Economics Department, for a year is about $35,000 apart from other various expenditures.

    Stanford University

    Admission and financial aid decisions are made by the Admissions Committee of the Department in February of each year for the class which will enter the following September. The Department receives more than 700 applications per year, and about 50 are admitted. The entering class size usually consists of 25 students. The Department does not defer admission; applicants must begin their studies in September of the year in which they are accepted.

    Princeton University


    Each year the department receives over 800 hundred applications for admission. The program is very competitive, enrolling only twenty-five new students each year. Students are required to take the Graduate Record Exam. The average score on each section of the GRE is 780- 800. The department is particularly interested in the Quantitative score. Students who are non-English speakers, and who have not attended a U.S. College or University, are required to take the TOEFL Exam. Working knowledge of multivariate calculus and matrix algebra required.

    The University of Wisconsin, Madison


    The Admissions and Aid Committee generally plans on an entering class of 30 students. To achieve this class size 120-140 students are admitted. The average GRE scores for applicants admitted to the program for fall 2002 are Verbal 600 (76%), Quantitative 790 (95%), and Analytical 760 (92%). The average GPA was 3.74.

    Funding
    In order to qualify for a visa, all international students must submit a Financial Statement to the Graduate School, showing that they have sufficient funds available to support themselves for the duration of the program (four years). The amount required for the academic year 2003-04, exclusive of travel to Madison but inclusive of tuition and living expenses, is $34,900 (Age 25 and under) $35,188 (Age 26 and over).

    University of California - Riverside

    Master's Program Students should have first-year calculus, a course in statistics, and some background in economics before beginning course work. Students who do not meet these requirements may still be admitted but normally must take these courses as prerequisites to the required courses. Applicants to the M.A. program are expected to have the same academic potential as Ph.D. applicants, as reflected by GPA and GRE scores. Admission to the M.A. program does not guarantee later admission to the Ph.D. program.