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Department of Economics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Graduate Program:
301-405-3544

Undergraduate Program:
301-405-8367

About Us

Graduate Program Overview

About UsThe University of Maryland’s Department of Economics is ranked in the top 20 economics programs in the country in the most recent National Academy of Sciences study. The Department has about 40 faculty members. The size and diversity of the faculty permits study in virtually every major theoretical and applied area of economics including advanced macro, advanced micro, comparative institutional economics, econometrics, economic development, economic history, environmental and natural resource economics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, political economy, and public economics.

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Undergraduate Program Overview

Taking economics courses is a very popular choice for undergraduates at the University of Maryland. In 2012-2013 about 1100 majors pursued a bachelor's of arts in economics here, and 365 degrees were awarded. Economics courses are also taken by other majors to meet various requirements or simply because it's an interesting field of study, highly relevant to "real world" issues. Over half of the students taking economics are not currently majors in this field!

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