Graduate Study in Economics
Virtually all economics graduate programs require as a minimum four semesters of college mathematics, including linear algebra. Entry into any top ranked programs is far more likely with a minor or even a double major in mathematics. Courses in mathematical economics and econometrics also provide valuable preparation in the quantitative skills that graduate students usually need. With an adequate mathematics background, a Dickinson economics major can compete successfully at any top economics program. Dickinson graduates have successfully completed Ph.D.'s at top graduate economics programs such as Northwestern, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Brown, among others.
NOTE: If you think you might like to purse a graduate degree, make sure that you consult early and work closely with your economics faculty adviser.
Graduate Economics Links:
- Information about and rankings of economics departments, institutes and research centers in the world. The index is organized by countries and fields. Included are economics departments, research centers and institutes in universities, as well as finance ministries, statistical offices, central banks, think tanks, and other non-profit institutions where mainly economists are working: http://edirc.repec.org/
- International list of all undergraduate and graduate heterodox programs: http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htnf/HeterodoxDirectory.pdf
- Choosing a graduate school in economics and advice for applying: http://economics.about.com/cs/studentresources/a/grad_school.htm