Learning Goals and Assessment for Doctoral Program

Learning Goals, Doctoral Program in Economics, Rutgers University

Adopted February 2008
(Revised November 2011; November 2017)

The Doctoral Program in Economics trains students for careers as economists and econometricians in academia, government, financial and consulting firms, and other policy and research institutions.  The program aims for students to:

  1. Acquire advanced knowledge in core subjects of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.
  1. Acquire specialized knowledge in at least two areas of economics.

          Fields of specialization may include: applied econometrics, financial econometrics, health economics, labor economics,
          microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and public economics.

  1. Develop skills to conduct original research in economics. 
  1. Develop and undertake an original research program.

      5. Enhance professional skills such as writing, presenting, teaching, and interviewing.

Assessment of Doctoral Program Goals