The University of Colorado Boulder’s graduate economics program ranks in the top 50 programs in the U.S. Graduate students find they are participating in a program with an excellent job placement record that trains them well for careers in teaching, research, and government or private sector employment.

Our PhD program focuses on a solid core curriculum in economic theory and econometrics. Beyond this, we offer a number of specialized fields of study: econometrics; economic development; economic history; industrial organization; international trade and finance; labor and human resources; natural resources and environmental economics; and public economics. We do not offer a stand-alone MA degree program, although students enrolled in our PhD program will earn their MA degree as they progress toward their doctorate.