The Georgetown University Economics Ph.D. program is a full-time program designed for students who seek research careers on the forefront of economic science. The Ph.D. program provides an excellent training environment for future scholars. Located in the nation's capital, it is ideally situated for both students specializing in the pure science and those who wish to study policy informed by the science.
A list of recent academic placements of our Ph.D. students reflects the rapid ascendancy of the program. That quality is exemplified by the Razin Prize awarded each year for the best dissertation or research paper produced by an advanced graduate student.
Approximately 12 to 15 students enter the program each year. Small class sizes allow students to work closely with faculty on coursework and dissertation research.
Students may choose from among nine fields of specialization:
International Macro and Finance
Public Economics and Political Economy
See a detailed description of 2010 - 2012 Course of Study here, and 2013 and Later Course of Study here.
Analytical skills and a strong preparation in mathematics are essential for successful application.
- Letter to Prospective Students
- Course of Study
- Course Descriptions
- Dual Degree Programs
- Financial Aid Information
- Recent Placements
- Directions to the Department
For Current Students
- Current Students
- Razin Lecture
- Satisfactory Progress and Departmental Guidelines
- Policies and Procedures