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The Department of Economics at UIC offers undergraduate (BA), master’s (MA in Economics and MA in Applied Economics) and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in economics. We are home to roughly 300 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students, and our courses are open to all UIC students regardless of the college in which they are enrolled.

  • Register for Summer 2023 Econ Courses

    Undergrad students have an opportunity to take a variety of Econ courses this summer! We’re offering intro-level courses (Econ 120 and 121) as well as several 200- and 300-level courses. View course offerings.

  • New Graduate Student Information

    Incoming Master’s and PhD students for the 2023-2024 academic year should take a look at our Admitted Student page for further information and important dates leading up to the start of classes.

  • Spring 2023 Student Award Winners

    Each year, the department recognizes the achievements of several of our most outstanding graduate and undergraduate students for excellence in academics, research, and service. View the complete list of this year’s winners.

  • Boost your earning potential with Economics

    A recent paper finds that economics majors have a significant earnings lead over other majors. Find out how Economics could give your career a strong start.

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Celebrating job placements of 2023 PhD graduates

The Economics Department is pleased to celebrate the successful job placements of this year’s PhD graduates! The students listed below are graduating this spring and summer and have accepted the following positions. A…

2023 Undergraduate Student Award Winners

Spring 2023 student award winners announced

Each year, the Economics Department recognizes the achievements of several of our most outstanding graduate and undergraduate students. Awards are given for excellence in academics, research, teaching, and service. This year’s award winners…

Darren Lubotsky speaking to alumni reception attendees

Alumni connect at Economics Department reception

UIC Economics alumni came together on Thursday, April 20 for a reception at The Dearborn in the Chicago Loop. Attendees included graduates of our BA in Economics and PhD in Economics programs as…