At Princeton Economics, graduate students are a key part of the department’s vibrant academic environment. Our aim is to ensure each student is fully supported, academically and personally, as they pursue their degree.
There are two sets of requirements for the Ph.D. degree candidate.
- The Graduate School Requirements consist of: One year in residence, passing the General Examination, submitting an acceptable dissertation, and successfully defending the dissertation in a Final Public Oral Exam.
- The department core requirements consist of: Completing and passing six first-year core courses and six second-year field courses, participating in Directed Research, and passing the third-year paper requirement.
Find more information about degree requirements, student resources, and job market support below. Current students should reach out to Graduate Program Administrator Laura Hedden with any questions or concerns.
Core requirements and the general examination
Princeton Economics faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting the department’s graduate students throughout the program. Below are some resources current students might find useful.