Why Study Here?

The SMU Department of Economics is highly ranked among economics departments in the United States and offers comprehensive coverage of the major fields in modern economics.

The undergraduate program emphasizes rigorous education in modern methods of economic analysis. It is the most popular undergraduate major in Dedman College and the second largest major in the university. The Ph.D. program in Economics is over 55 years old and the first established at the university. The Ph.D. and Master’s programs have strong national reputations and excellent placement records in both academic and non-academic positions.

Department Features

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Economics Department faculty continue to be engaged in cutting-edge research raising the global reputation of SMU.
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Career Opportunities

Economics majors regularly secure internships and jobs with outstanding employers that put them on a successful career path.
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Courses cover virtually all the peoples of the world and address important contemporary global issues.

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Faculty Expertise

Faculty specialize in subjects such as Economics of Human Rights, International Trade, Econometrics, Computing for Economists, Econometrics.

Top Notch Graduate Programs

The Financial Engineer publishes rankings of professional masters programs in finance and business that are widely circulated. Based on these rankings, the SMU M.A. in Applied Economics program is currently ranked #31 in the nation (out of 157).

High Profile Connections

George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative events bring in high profile academics and public policy experts to advance policies that strengthen domestic economic growth and our competitiveness in the global economy

Learn from Experts

The Economics Seminar Series provides Ph.D. students with on-campus access to economics experts conducting the most recent and cutting-edge research.