The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics offered by the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno is an applied graduate program based on strong theoretical and quantitative foundations. Students are required to choose two of the following four major fields of specialization:
As the first and the only Ph.D. program in Economics in Nevada, our program provides a collegial and supportive academic atmosphere where students and faculty have a high level of contact. Students have opportunities to work as teaching or research assistants. Collaboration between the Department of Economics and other departments in the College of Business, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Science enables a wide range of coursework, options for applied research, and access to a variety of faculty interests.