Ph.D. in Economics

Rice University

Houston, Texas, USA
Ph.D. in Economics
Duration5 Years
LevelPhD Program
  • The doctoral program in Economics at Rice University provides rigorous training in economic theory and econometrics in order to prepare students for research careers in economics
  • The Ph.D. program is designed to first provide students with rigorous training in economic theory and econometric
  • All major areas of economics are covered, with particular strengths in theoretical, applied, and empirical microeconomics as well as econometrics
  • The program is also available with Finance major
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees3684704 INR
Hostel & Meals792457 INR
Insurance188959 INR
Mandatory Fees45848 INR
Books and Supplies91550 INR
Personal Expenses197748 INR
Total1316562 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
Bachelors3.0 GPA
  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average, or the equivalent, in their undergraduate work
  • Applicants should have a post-graduate degree
  • A typical applicant will have a comprehensive understanding of economic theory, mathematics, and statistics. All students in the program enter with at least multivariate calculus and one semester of linear algebra, and there is a preference for applicants with exposure to higher-level mathematics, such as real analysis. In admissions decisions, the department prefer applicants who have some research experience, such as working as a research assistant or having completed a well-written undergraduate thesis (preferably on a topic in economics)
ExamsTOEFL: 90


GRE: Accepted
  • Admitted students nearly always have very high quantitative GRE scores

Additional info
  • Applicants with a degree from a university where English is the official language are exempt from submitting TOEFL/IELTS scores
  • The successful applicant may be interviewed
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