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University of Utah

Department of Economics

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Department of Economics is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Statistics (M Stat) Econometrics
Master of Science (MS) Economics
Master of Philosophy (M Phil) Economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Economics
Master of Arts (MA) Economics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (for M Stat)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Oral presentation, research project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams, final defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

102
Applied
23
Accepted
13
Enrolled
23%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (for M Stat)
Master's Degree Requirements Undergraduate course work in economics, minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, course work in calculus and statistics

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
45%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.67%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.67%
Unknown 2.67%

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 11
Male (22)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Globalization, inequality, sustainability, development, history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
143,602

Location & Contact

Address 332 South 1400 East
Building 73, Room 222
Salt Lake City, UT  84112-1107
United States
Contact Dr. Norman Waitzman
Chair
Email: waitzman@economics.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-7481

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