2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Department of Economics

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Eluned Jones, Department Head
Joseph M. Santos, Professor
Department of Economics
DePuy Military Hall
E-mail: joseph.santos@sdstate.edu

The graduate curriculum in economics prepares students for professions in business and government as well as for further graduate study. The program is built on a core curriculum of economic theory, which consists of courses in advanced microeconomics, advanced macroeconomics, econometrics and research methodology, and emphasizes applied economic research: students complete either a five-credit thesis or a two-credit research paper. The program allows students to design individualized plans of study from elective courses in business economics, agricultural business, general economics, and agricultural and resource economics. Limited numbers of research and teaching assistantships and scholarships may be available to qualified students.

The program also offers an accelerated master’s degree track that enables undergraduate students who maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in their economics major to begin their graduate studies while they complete their undergraduate degree. Students enrolled in this accelerated program can complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years. Students may apply for admission to the accelerated master’s degree program once they have completed 60 undergraduate credits.

Graduate Faculty

David E. Davis, Associate Professor
Matthew A. Diersen, Professor
Lisa Elliot, Assistant Professor
Eluned Jones, Department Head and Professor
Nicole Klein, Professor
George Langelett, Professor
Joseph M. Santos, Professor
Evert Van der Sluis, Professor
Zhiguang Wang, Assistant Professor
Jason Zimmerman, Professor


Master’s Degrees

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