List of Top 100 Economics Programs and Universities in USA 2017- 2018

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Macroeconomics and Microeconomics are two parts of the study of Economics. 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

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 $35,000 (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.

Following is a list of Economics degree programs:

Rank College
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 U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
46 University of Oregon Department of Economics
47 Columbia University Department of Economics
48 University of Kentucky Department of Economics
49 University of Southern California Department of Economics
50 Vanderbilt University Department of Economics
51 U of Massachusetts at Amherst Department of Economics
52 Florida State University Department of Economics
53 State University of New York-Buffalo Department of Economics
54 University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Economics
55 George Mason University Department of Economics
56 University of South Carolina Department of Economics
57 University of Arizona Department of Economics
58 Pennsylvania State University Department of Economics
59 University of Colorado Department of Economics
60 University of Texas at Austin Department of Economics
61 Purdue University Department of Economics
62 Johns Hopkins University Department of Economics
63 Rutgers State University-New Brunswick Department of Economics
64 Southern Methodist University Department of Economics
65 Boston College Department of Economics
66 Syracuse University Department of Economics
67 Utah State University Department of Economics
68 Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst Department of Economics
69 University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Economics
70 University of Connecticut Department of Economics
71 Georgetown University Department of Economics
72 Colorado State University Department of Economics
73 CUNY – Grad Sch & University Center Department of Economics
74 Clemson University Department of Economics
75 University of Alabama Department of Economics
76 University of Texas at Dallas
77 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Economics
78 Georgia State University Department of Economics
79 University of California-Riverside Department of Economics
80 American University Department of Economics
81 Northern Illinois University Department of Economics
82 University of Kansas Department of Economics
83 Oklahoma State University
84 Tulane University Department of Economics Department of Economics
85 University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Economics
86 George Washington University Department of Economics
87 State University of New York-Albany Department of Economics
88 University of Houston Department of Economics
89 University of Notre Dame Department of Economics
90 Rice University Department of Economics
91 Washington State University Department of Economics
92 Claremont Graduate School Department of Economics
93 State University of New York-Binghamton Department of Economics
94 Clark University Department of Economics
95 West Virginia University Department of Economics
96 University of Cincinnati ttp://Department of Economics
97 Howard University Department of Economics
98 Lehigh University Department of Economics
99 Temple University Department of Economics
100 University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Economics
101 Northeastern University Department of Economics
102 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Economics
103 University of Utah Department of Economics
104 Fordham University Department of Economics
105 Colorado School of Mines
106 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

 

 

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