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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Economics

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Economics is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Comprehensive research paper

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

320
Applied
27
Accepted
15
Enrolled
8%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 50%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Game theory, experimental economics, econometrics, labor, experimental trade
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
213,755

Location & Contact

Address 4901 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Lise Vesterlund
Chair
Email: vester@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-648-1794

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