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Recommended Math Courses for Aspiring PhD’s in Economics

Though Economists have a wide range of study areas, most PhD programs require students to be well versed mathematics in order to complete the program. At UMBC, there are many different classes to take in math and statistics to help prepare for graduate study. However, the core classes that PhD programs look for in applicants are the following:

  • MATH 151 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 152 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MATH 221 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MATH 225 Introduction to Differential Equations
  • MATH 251 Multi-variable Calculus
  • MATH 301 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I
  • MATH 302 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis II
  • STAT 453 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Click this link to see a progressive chart of recommended Math and Statistics courses for graduate study in Economics.

Rough Draft Econ Coursework