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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.
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Check out Econ 111: Freakonomics
Undergrad students who want to learn what Economics is all about may be interested in our Econ 111: Freakonomics course this fall. Learn how economists think about problems and analyze current events. Register now!
Apply for summer or fall admission to the MA in Applied Economics
Our master’s program now offers either summer or fall admission, depending on an applicant’s prior background. Applications for summer and fall 2024 are open now. Learn more about the MA in Applied Economics.
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.