University of Virginia

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Economics

Address:

UVa Health System #800717

PO Box 800738

Charlottesville, VA 22908

United States

Phone:

1-434-982-4750

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Economics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. program provides training for careers in teaching and research by emphasizing theory, quantitative methods, and early involvement in research. The success of the program is reflected in graduates' job placements, which include major universities, such as Chicago, Columbia, UCLA, Michigan State, and excellent undergraduate institutions, such as Carleton and Brandeis. In a recent survey, UVA ranked fourteenth among graduate programs in academic placement Many students also find summer or permanent employment in the nearby Washington area, e.g., at the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. About twenty people enter the graduate program each year.

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999