Purdue University

Krannert School of Management

Economics PhD Program


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Economics PhD Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Purdue University's Department of Economics, located in the Krannert School of Management, offers a doctoral program that prepares economists for careers in research, teaching, or decision making in business and government. The graduate program in economics has a strong quantitative and analytical orientation. It is designed to provide a working knowledge of basic research skills and to broaden the students' understanding of economic institutions. The Economics program offers a wide variety of potential specialty areas, including Macro/Monetary Economics, Public Economics, Industrial Organization, Experimental, Mathematical Economics, Labor Economics, and International Economics. In addition, there is a new specialty area in Applied International Economics that involves working with the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP).



International Student Requirements:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or the TOEFL, must be taken by applicants whose native language is not English. The official score report for the TOEFL should be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Purdue University: TOEFL Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631 TOEFL Department Code for Purdue University: 02 or 84 Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores for admission are as follows: Writing: 18 Speaking: 18 Listening: 14 Reading: 19 Total: 77 Purdue University also accepts International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. An overall score of 6.5 is required for admission. The Test of Written English (TWE) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) are not a requirement for either admission or standard financial aid packages, including assistantships and fellowships. However, the TSE is required to be considered for awards that are based on teaching potential if an applicant's native language is not English.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 49

In State Tuition (per year): 298 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 298 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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