Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the UWM Department of Economics. We feel that there are many great reasons for studying at UWM. We’ve been at this for nearly half a century and have hundreds of graduates. Consider the following:

Engaged Faculty

Our faculty is a good blend of experienced and new faculty, each with active research profiles and representing many fields.

Two Seminar Series

In conjunction with the Center for Research in International Economics we sponsor weekly seminars by economists from around the world on a variety of economic research topics giving you the most up-to-date methods and theories. We also offer an informal “Brown-Bag” workshop in microeconomics for graduate students and faculty alike to present early stages of research.

Gain Valuable Research and Teaching Experience

Through coursework and paper writing, students learn how to research and how to communicate their findings in research outlets such as academic journals. In addition, students are given opportunities to develop teaching skills through the leading of discussion sections and the teaching of their own classes.

Success in Placing Students in Jobs

Our students have been successful in getting jobs in academic and nonacademic settings. Visit our alumni page for a listing of our graduates and their academic, government, or business positions.

Errors in NRC Ranking of UWM Economics

And if you have seen the recent National Research Council’s (NRC) Ranking of Economics Graduate programs, please see the following announcement.

The last ranking by the NRC was published in September of 2010. Unfortunately, the data used to rank the UWM Economics Graduate program was incorrect. If one uses the correct average GRE quantitative score of 752 (rather than the reported 579) and the correct percentage of students graduating within 6 years of 90% (rather than the reported 0%), the UWM Economics Department would rank approximately 60th in the country rather than the 110th ranking. Please see this Critical Errors in the National Research Council’s Ranking of UWM’s Economics Program document for more details and feel free to contact our Chair, Prof. Scott Adams, for further information.

Scott J. Adams
Bolton Hall 802
(414) 229-4811