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Oklahoma State University
Watson Graduate School of Management

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Economics, PhD

The Economics doctoral program prepares individuals for academic careers, research, and administrative positions in business and government. We currently offer fields in Regional and Urban Economics, International Economics, and Development Economics.

For further information about the program or how to apply, please contact Dr. Mary Gade or contact our Department at 405-744-5195.

Recent graduates of the Ph.D. program have accepted tenure track (or equivalent) academic positions at:

  • University of Alaska-Anchorage
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Northeastern State University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (China)
  • Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (China)
  • Sakarya University (Turkey)

In addition, recent graduates have obtained positions with:

  • Boise State University
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • Oklahoma State University, Center for Applied Economic Research
  • East China Normal University, School of Urban and Regional Science
  • Government of Canada, Human Resources, and Skills Development Canada

Former students also hold leadership positions with:

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver (Vice-President and Economist)
  • Fresno State University (Department Chair)
  • Michigan State University, Center for Economic Analysis (Director)
  • Pittsburg State University (Dean)
  • Sam Houston State University (Dean)
  • Korea Energy Economics Institute (Director and Research Fellow)

Academic Program

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Tuition and Financial Aid

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