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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.

  • Seminar Schedule for Spring 2022

    The Department of Economics will host weekly  in-person seminars on Wednesdays and select Fridays for the Spring semester.  For a detailed schedule, please visit Seminars page.

  • 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.

  • ECON 120 & 121 courses on-campus for Fall

    For Fall 2022, the conventional 4-credit Econ 120 (10743, 10745) and Econ 121 (10751, 10752) courses will be taught entirely on-campus.
  • New Course

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