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ECONOMICS Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A./M.S. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
3.33
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
A grade of B or better in at least three of the following six courses: 709, 710, 711, 712, 713, 714. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Other Grade Requirements
No
Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
Econ 703, 709, 710, 711-714
Specific Courses
Yes
Four core economic theory courses, Econ 711-14; mathematical economics (703); and two statistics courses (709 and 710).
Specific Credits
Yes
24 credits
Specific Credits
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / No
A comprehensive examination may be required.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
The micro and macro theory preliminary examinations must be taken in early summer following the first year of graduate study. Students who do not pass both exams on this first attempt retake the exam(s) they did not pass in late summer. A third attempt is granted only if the student has passed one exam after the second attempt. To maintain satisfactory progress through the program, each student must have the field paper approved by the student's major field by December 15 of the third year of study and must complete a three-signature dissertation proposal by December 15 of the fourth year of study. Consult the department Web site for additional information.
Other Assessments
No
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Students must complete the final oral exam by May 15 of the seventh semester of study.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
Yes
Contact the department for more information.
Advisor
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Advisor
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Review Policy
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Review Policy
Yes
Student progress is reviewed every semester beginning in the third year of study.