Q: I am currently enrolled in all of the first-year fall quarter required classes for the Ph.D. program. I am wondering if there are classes outside of those core classes that are typically taken by first-year students to supplement the program.

A: Most new Ph.D. students find the core courses sufficiently challenging that they do not take other courses, especially if they are also working as teaching assistants. However, if a student has strong preparation they might consider taking another course – perhaps another course in the Economics Department that is not so technically demanding that one cannot really do it successfully until after completing the core, or a course in another department that is complementary with their areas of interest.

Q: How many credits do I have to enroll in each quarter?

A: All full-time graduate students have to be enrolled in 12 units per quarter.


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