The Ph.D. Program in Economics at Georgia Tech has research strengths in the applied areas of health, energy & environmental economics, global development, international economics, market design, and game theory. Underpinning all our applied fields are strengths in microeconomic theory and statistical methods.
The program prepares students for research careers in academics, government, and the private sector.
Students in the Ph.D. program benefit from:
- Enthusiastic faculty to mentor students
- High faculty-to-student ratio
- Exceptional research opportunities at the Health Economics and Policy Innovation Collaborative (HEPIC), the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Atlanta Research Data Center (ARDC), and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Ph.D. Program certification1
- Core curriculum strengths in Microeconomic Theory and an exceptionally strong Econometrics sequence
- Georgia Tech Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Minor
- Tech to Teaching Certificate for the graduate teaching assistants, including opportunities to teach your own courses
- Competitive financial support for select students
- Georgia Tech’s location in the dynamic Midtown area of the city of Atlanta, one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country
During the first year of the program, our students concentrate on the core areas of Econometrics and Microeconomic Theory. In the second year of the program, students choose one or more fields of specialization and begin focusing on their dissertations.
We offer competitive support packages through the Georgia Tech Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships for select students. Please, consult the rest of the site for additional information.
Newly admitted Ph.D. students start their program in the Fall semester of each academic year. The application deadline for the Ph.D. in Economics program is Feb. 1 for admission in the Fall semester.
To be considered, applications must be completed with all supplemental materials submitted to the Georgia Tech Office of Graduate Studies by the posted deadline. Please contact Olga Shemyakina for more information on our Ph.D. program.
1STEM certification also benefits international students who can, upon graduation, apply for a STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa extension that allows them to work in the United States for up to 29 months rather than one year.