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Graduate Overview

Through Stanford's outstanding graduate program, students acquire the background and skills necessary for careers as research economists, university teachers and as practitioners of economics.

The Department offers a Ph.D. in Economics.  In addition, currently enrolled Ph.D. students at Stanford may elect to add a Masters degree, or explore joint degree offerings with other programs at Stanford including the Law School and Public Policy.

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Department of Economics graduate program.

The application for the 2015-16 academic year has now closed. The application for the 2016-2017 year will open in early fall of 2015. 

PhD Application Deadline: December 8, 2015, 11:59PM PST

 The Department of Economics is committed to working with students to provide financial aid that will cover the cost of attendance, including tuition and expenses from a variety of sources. Financial packages can include support from fellowships, grants, assistantships and hourly employment.

Each year, our graduate students are placed in top teaching, research, private enterprise and civil service positions in the US and around the world.

2015-16 job market candidate listing will be available October 2015.

Location for the Economics Graduate Student Handbook and frequently used forms.

Visiting Student Researcher, Visiting Scholar or Post Doc appointments

This page outlines the differences between Visiting Student Researchers, Visiting Scholars, and Postdoctoral Scholars, as well as the policies and application processes associated with each of these categories.

Have a question?

Contact a graduate advisor at (650) 725-6198.