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Welcome to the Graduate Program

Welcome to the Department of Economics Graduate Program at the University of New Mexico. We offer two separate graduate degrees, the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy.

  1. Master of Arts
    1. Master Program Plan I (Thesis Option)
    2. Master Program Plan II (Examination Option [No Thesis]
  2. Doctor of Philosophy

The department also participates in a number of interdisciplinary graduate programs, such as Latin American Studies and Water Resources Program. Our department gives students the opportunity to focus on different goals within each degree path. The faculty work diligently with each student to prepare them for careers in academia, research, business and government. The growing involvement of government in regulating economic affairs in such diverse areas as utility rate regulation, environmental standards, occupational health and safety regulation, medical and other services for the elderly, and assistance to low-income households has created a considerable and growing demand for people with administrative capabilities combined with an understanding of economic incentives, economic systems, and the role of the public sector.

Students with Master's and Ph.D.'s in Economics are particularly suited to meeting these employment needs of federal, state and local governments. Our department offers a challenging program with the opportunity to work with the faculty more closely and effectively. We hope that your interest in our program will lead you in the right direction to a successful career in graduate school at UNM.

Our program offers a wide variety of concentrated fields of specialization for both the MA and Ph.D. degree. The MA degree has fields of specialization in:

  • Environmental/Natural Resource Economics
  • Public economics
  • International/Development and Sustainability Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Theory.

Our Ph.D. degree offers fields of specialization in:

  • Environmental/Natural Resource Economics
  • Public economics
  • International/Development and Sustainability Economics.

Faculty expertise in experimental economics, survey methods, and dynamic optimization and simulation, provides the foundation for research on a wide range of issues. FACULTY

We also offer seminars periodically to give the students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of individual fields. The Department of Economics offers a wonderful opportunity for graduate students to work with highly regarded faculty and motivated staff willing to help them succeed in every aspect of their college careers. Please contact us if we can provide any additional information to assist you in making the best decision for your future.

For more information on NM graduate school check out the Office of Graduate Studies home page.