Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics


The graduate program for the Department of Economics combines rigorous training in economic theory and research methods with inquiry into philosophical and social issues surrounding economic analysis.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics

Areas of Study

  • Environmental economics
  • International economics
  • Political economy
  • Public economics
  • Regional economics

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

  • Fall
    • February 15 – assistantship consideration
    • May 1 – regular deadline
    • April 1 – international applicant deadline
  • Spring
    • November 15 – admission is irregular but may be possible after review. Check with the department about restrictions.