New York University's Department of Economics is top-ranked in the US and stands among the top 15 schools of economics in the world according to the RePEc, QS Rankings and the Shanghai Rankings to name a few.

The Department of Economics at NYU has distinguished scholars such as the winner of the Nobel Prize in 2011, Tom Sargent, and winner of the 2004 Nemmers Prize Ariel Rubinstein in its faculty.

Courses offered

The department understands that student's interests in the study of Economics varies and hence offers undergraduate and graduate courses as majors and joint programs, besides an Honor's degree.

Undergraduate program
For the undergraduate bachelor's program in the economics course at NYU, students can choose to study : These majors can be studied with a concentration either in Economic Theory (suitable for students who enjoy studying formal approaches towards economics theories) or Economic Policy (an excellent option for those who prefer understanding the interplay of economic theory and policies). Students who wish to explore the world of economics in-depth can choose Honor's degree where they enjoy the privilege of small class groups with extensive interaction with professors.

The undergraduate syllabus has been designed to help students choose the right subjects that shall give them leverage towards higher studies. For instance, those planning on a post-graduation in economics or a study in law can enroll for Honor's program with a Theory concentration.


Students interested in an unpaid internship program need to pass the test by the Department of Labor. Eligible interns are offered an educational environment by the interning company and a certificate of accomplishment at the end of the program.

Clubs & Awards

Students can become a member of the Undergraduate Economics Society and derive the benefits of listening to eminent guest speakers, participate in social activities and industrial tours. The department also houses chapters of the Honorary Economics Society and the Omicron Delta Epsilon.

Outstanding students stand eligible for the Emanuel Stein Memorial award and the Murray Altman Prize.

Career opportunities

After completing graduation in Economics from NYU, students find career opportunities in business management, public administration and economic-related industries. Many have found lucrative jobs at the United Nations, various financial, government, non-profit organizations and corporate settings and the Wall Street too.

Estimated fee

Tuition and fee: $43,000

Graduate programs

MA in Economics
Studying a masters degree in Economics at NYU can be a rigorous one. This is an advanced course that ensures its graduate students understand the finest nuances of applied economics and public policy. The university receives about 700 applications every year, of which only 70-150 students are admitted.

The master's program offers classes in the morning and evening, which makes it suitable for working professionals.


Applicants need to:

Advanced certification

The NYU Department of Economics offers an advanced certificate program for MA students interested in economic analysis, especially in the study of international economics and economic development. Students can take up this course after submitting the MA special project report.

Career opportunities

Students who have completed an MA Economics from NYU have often found lucrative jobs with a high pay scale at leading companies such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Royal Bank of Canada, AIG, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the like.

PhD in Economics

The research degree offered by New York University's Department of Economics admits students of outstanding promise. A full-time course, the course helps graduate students understand the finest nuances of modern economic techniques and shapes them into economic leaders.

Financial aid

The department receives about 800 applications for its Ph.D. program every year, of which about 20 scholars are chosen. Deserving students are offered full financial aid, which includes tuition fee waiver, health insurance coverage and the annual stipend which also includes a $1,000 start-up stipend. Besides, scholarship awardees are not required to teach at the university. Those who wish to do so are paid additionally for their teaching services.

Eligibility and requirements

Degree in Economics