University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Economics Graduate Programs

Students majoring in Economics will find a wide variety of exciting and rewarding career paths open to them. The strong analytical and quantitative training an economics degree provides is prized by employers in industry, consulting, policy analysis and design, government, and academia.


Master of Arts in Economics

The Master of Arts in Economics program offers exceptional preparation for either a doctoral program or a career in the private or public sectors. This innovative program combines the study of economic theory and applied econometrics to provide rigorous training and preparation for your chosen career.

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Ph.D.in Economics

Ph.D. program in Economics is to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, government agencies, and business in the United States and abroad.

Prerequisites for the Ph.D. in Economics include intermediate microeconomic theory, intermediate macroeconomic theory, two semesters of calculus, statistics, and linear algebra. Applicants to the program are required to take the GRE and complete the Sam M. Walton College of Business Ph.D. Application for Admission.

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New & Noteworthy

Thomas Roy McKinnon Leader. Teacher. Mentor. Friend.

Thomas Roy McKinnon Leader. Teacher. Mentor. Friend.

Friends and colleagues share their thoughts about Thomas “Tom” Roy McKinnon, emeritus university professor of economics, who died August 10.

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EPIC Spotlight: Jerra Nalley

EPIC Spotlight: Jerra Nalley

Jerra Nalley loves Northwest Arkansas. From the funky, artistic community in Eureka Springs to the vibrant night life on Fayetteville’s Dickson Street, she wants the world to know all about it. It’s her living.

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Economic Researchers Have Paper Accepted by Journal of Developmental Economics

Economic Researchers Have Paper Accepted by Journal of Developmental Economics

Andrea Civelli, associate professor of economics at the Walton College; Andrew Horowitz, a Walton College economics professor, and Arilton Teixeira of the Fucape Business School in Brazil have had their paper “Foreign Aid and Growth: A Sp P-VAR Analysis Using Satellite Sub-National Data for Uganda” accepted for publication by the Journal of Development Economics.

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