About the Department of Economics
The Department of Economics currently has over 35 faculty members and about 140 PhD students. The size of the entering class is typically 20-30 students. Approximately 500 applicants representing a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate institutions throughout the world have applied for admission for Fall 2020. The students are friendly and congenial, and study groups for course work and preliminary exams are standard. Facilities in the department include desk space for students, a library of core research materials, and a computer center. The department has a graduate coordinator and a graduate advisor on staff to help students with problems and questions. The Director of Graduate Studies serves as the advisor for all first year students.
Below you will find more information about the Economics PhD program and life on campus at UW-Madison.