Binghamton University’s Department of Economics focuses on applied empirical research, but with ample time set aside for Economic theory. The particular strengths of our program are econometrics, macroeconomics, environmental economics, and labor economics. We were recently ranked 10th among all PhD-granting institutions in the U.S. in the field of agricultural and natural resource economics and 19th among all PhD-granting institutions in the U.S. in the field of economic history.
Members of our faculty are both engaging and accessible. Besides teaching, they publish well-ranked research and serve as editors of economics journals, keeping them up-to-date on cutting-edge ideas. If you are a doctoral student you may find yourself participating in hands-on research or co-authoring a paper with one of your professors. We endeavor to provide students with experience that will prepare them for future success.
We offer the following degree options:
• M.A. Economics
• Ph.D. Economics
Our M.A. in Economics can be earned in three semesters by full-time students. Graduates are prepared for further Ph.D. work, as well as for various job prospects in the public and private sector.
The Ph.D. program usually requires four to five years of study, and culminates in a dissertation. Most students accepted to the program have an M.A. in Economics, but with a strong undergraduate record you can also apply directly to one of the Ph.D. programs.
Funding is available for most students pursuing their Ph.D. at Binghamton. If you qualify you will receive competitive, merit-based funding. Approximately two-thirds of full-time Ph.D. students in the Economics Department are supported by fellowships and assistantships carrying an annual stipend, plus a tuition scholarship and medical insurance.
We invite you to learn more about the economics program at Binghamton University and to connect with our faculty at the Graduate School of Economics website.
SUNY Binghamton is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.