The Department of Economics at Washington University has a strong reputation for preparing high-quality PhD students for academic positions as well as for private- and public-sector jobs. We are seeking qualified students from any field who possess strong analytical abilities in mathematics and statistics and who are willing to complete a challenging Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Economics.
The department offers students financial support while they remain in good academic standing.
Departmental Support & Services
Job Market & Placement
The department places great importance on helping students obtain professional positions. Faculty and staff, in particular, the Placement Director and a student's Research Advisory Committee, work together with students to ensure job placement.
If English is not your first language, remedial programs in written and spoken English may be very important for your success in the PhD program. Learn about support for and responsibilities of students whose native language is not English.
The Economics Department’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a non-profit, student-run organization established for the benefit of all economics graduate students in the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. The GSA promotes scholarship, develops a spirit of cooperation and fellowship among economics graduate students, and fosters interaction between graduate students and faculty.