Specialized coursework offered through the department includes:
An overall grade point average GPA of 3. Time Requirement The PhD program is designed so that a typical student can complete all requirements within 5 to 6 years.
Students are expected to meet the following milestones each year: By the end of the 1st year: Finish and pass all core first-year courses, as well as EC unless exempted through placement exam.
Sit for the first attempt at the micro and macro qualifying exams in June. The second attempt, if necessary, is in August. By the end of the 2nd year: Pass ECa required course in Advanced Econometrics.
Continue and, if possible, complete remaining coursework, including a two-course sequence in each of two fields. A B average 3. Achieve an overall GPA of at least 3. If both qualifiers are not passed, the third and final attempt is in June of the second year. Each student must prepare a research paper during the second year and the following summer.
The paper is due in the third year as described below. By the end of the 3rd year: Submit the second-year paper by October 1. By October 15, the faculty advisor must provide i a grade for the paper; and ii a brief written evaluation the paper.
These documents will be sent to the DGS and the student. A student must receive a passing grade on the research paper.
Complete all coursework with GPA of at least 3. Continue work on research for the dissertation. Attend and present at least annually in one of the research workshops until completion of all degree requirements.
Years 4, 5, and if necessary 6: Student carries out thesis research, defending the thesis no later than the end of the sixth year. Dissertation Under the supervision of two faculty advisers, a student prepares a dissertation proposal for presentation at a proposal seminar.
If the proposal is approved, the student proceeds to research and write the dissertation. When the dissertation is completed, the student must defend it at a final oral examination.PhD in Mathematical Finance. The PhD in Mathematical Finance is for students seeking careers in research and academia.
Doctoral candidates will have a strong affinity for quantitative reasoning and the ability to connect advanced mathematical theories with real-world phenomena. Boston University theses and dissertations from inception through inclusive.
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PhD in Economics. PhD students take 16 courses, roughly half of which are spent acquiring the core analytic tools of the profession (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods), with the balance spent applying those tools in particular fields of specialization.