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Welcome to Economics at UIC! Heading link

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The Department of Economics 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.

  • 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.

  • Fall 2022 Graduate Webinars

    The Department of Economics has several upcoming webinars for prospective students to learn more about our MA in Applied Economics and PhD programs. Visit our Events page to learn more and register.

  • MA in Applied Economics Program

    The Economics Department is excited to offer an MA in Applied Economics program. This accelerated three-semester program (summer, fall, spring) will prepare students for a Ph.D. program in economics or a career that requires rigorous training in applied economic analysis and quantitative methods. Neither extensive mathematics preparation nor an undergraduate major in economics is required for admission.

  • New Course

    The Econ department now offers ECON 475, Urban Economics and Public Policy, available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Department News and Upcoming Events Heading link

Dec 2 2022

Ph.D. Webinar for Prospective Students

Friday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm America/Chicago
Jan 13 2023

M.A. Webinar for Prospective Students

Friday, 11:00 am–12:00 pm America/Chicago