The Department of Economics at Fordham offers MA and PhD degree programs. Our courses are taught in small classes led by our widely published and recognized tenured or tenure track faculty. We provide individualized, personal mentorship to all members of the graduate program.
Graduate students have a variety of concentrations and elective courses to choose from, including game theory, programming, economic history, health economics, and more. We offer concentrations in development, international, financial, and monetary economics. Our MA students take a preparatory course in mathematics as well as either financial or applied econometrics.
Fordham's Economics Masters program prepares our students for a variety of careers. Our students graduate with a core of knowledge and analytic skills and are highly desirable job candidates, whether they go on to careers in investment banking, transfer pricing, the top accounting or legal firms, or with non-profit organizations, or city, state, or the federal government.
PhD students take our advanced mathematics course plus three courses in econometrics, both theory and applied. We also offer a distinctive, one-semester teaching practicum, which prepares students to become effective instructors. We hold a yearly workshops for our PhD students to perfect their presentations skills and we have courses designed to teach dissertation writing and research methods. We also have a detailed job market preparation guide and twice yearly meetings for our students to prepare them for the job market.
In the last 8 years, approximately 2/3 of our PhD students take jobs in research positions; of those, about 62% are placed at academic institutions within one year of graduation. The remaining third of our students finds jobs in the private sector domestically as well as internationally.