PhD Placement

“I am immensely thankful to MA program faculty and staff, who walked me through a new academic field with great understanding and hand-holding. This program helped me achieve my long-cherished dream of learning Economics- and I must say this was one of the best learning experiences though the learning curve was steep. It is holding me in great benefit at Harvard where the skills I acquired at UT Austin keep me in constant advantage in all the courses I am taking in my doctoral program.”

—Mrinalini Darswal, Class of 2020

* indicates M.A. program alumni who applied to PhD programs after leaving our program. (We continue to advise students even after their M.A. graduation.)

Cohort Starting PhDs in 2023:

10 students applied, 10 placed
Econ PhD Programs: UC-Berkeley, Cornell, NYU*, Duke, Syracuse, UC-Riverside, UT-Dallas, Kansas
Other Graduate Programs: Maryland (ARE), UT-Austin-McCombs (Marketing)

Cohort Starting PhDs in 2022:

20 students applied, 18 placed
Econ PhD Programs: UC-Berkeley ARE, UT-Austin, Maryland (2), Michigan State U* (2), Pittsburgh, Washington, Georgia State, UC Riverside (2), Florida State, Singapore Management U, Shanghai Jiao Tong, American University, Texas A&M Ag Econ
Other Graduate Programs: MIT-Sloan* (Finance), UBC Sauder* (Finance)

Cohort Starting PhDs in 2021:

29 students applied, 24 placed
Econ PhD Programs: UC-Berkeley*, Minnesota*, NYU-Stern, Maryland, UT-Austin (3), UT-Austin* (2), Washington University-St. Louis (Business Econ), Indiana, Indiana-Kelley (Business Econ and Public Policy), Texas A&M, Georgetown, Syracuse, Emory, Stony Brook, U of New Mexico*, Oregon State (Applied Econ), and Calgary
Other Graduate Programs: UC-Berkeley (Accounting), UNC-Chapel Hill* (Public Policy), U of Illinois Chicago (Public Policy), Iowa (Marketing)

Cohort Starting PhDs in 2020:

15 students applied, all 15 placed
Econ PhD Programs: Columbia*, UT-Austin (3), UC-Davis* (ARE), Virginia, Texas A&M* (Ag Econ), Georgia State (2), GWU, Syracuse, and Missouri
Other Graduate Programs: Harvard’s Chan School (Public Health), Chicago Harris School (Public Policy), Rutgers (Accounting-MIS)

Cohort Starting PhDs in 2019:

24 applied, 20 placed.
Econ PhD Programs: Univ of British Columbia, UT-Austin (3), Ohio State, UNC-Chapel Hill (2), UC-Santa Barbara*, Arizona*, Texas A&M, Western Ontario, UC-Irvine, Rutgers, Purdue, Purdue (Ag Econ), and UC-Riverside
Other Graduate Programs: Stanford* (Accounting), Harvard (Health Policy), HKUST (Finance), and Connecticut (Statistics)

Cohort Starting PhDs in 2018:

22 applied, 18 placed.
Econ PhD Programs:  Boston University, UT-Austin, Michigan State, Ohio State, UC-Davis, Virginia, UC-Santa Barbara, Texas A&M (Ag Econ), UC-Irvine, Syracuse, Colorado (2), CUNY, and U Houston
Other Graduate Programs: Vanderbilt (Law and Economics, 2), Rutgers (Accounting), Utah (Accounting)

Full list of programs since 2014

Economics unless otherwise noted.

  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duke University (Sociology)
  • Emory University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia State University
  • Harvard University (Health Policy)
  • Harvard University (Kennedy School)
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Finance)
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kansas
  • Maryland (ARE)
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan State University (AgEcon)
  • Nanyang Tech (Finance)
  • National University of Singapore
  • New York University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • Purdue University (AgEcon)
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • Rutgers University (Accounting Information Systems)
  • Stanford University (Accounting)
  • SUNY-Binghamton
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University (AgEcon)
  • UC-Berkeley
  • UC-Berkeley (Accounting)
  • UC-Davis
  • UC-Irvine
  • UCLA
  • UCLA (Marketing)
  • UC-Riverside
  • UC-Santa Barbara
  • University of Arizona
  • University of British Columbia (Sauder, Strategy/Business Econ)
  • University of Chicago (Harris School of Public Policy)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Connecticut (Statistics)
  • University of Houston
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Maryland (AgEcon)
  • University of Missouri
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Carolina (Public Policy)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton, Health Care Mgmt)
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Austin (McCombs, Marketing)
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Utah (Eccles, Accounting)
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Wyoming (Marketing)
  • Uppsala University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanderbilt University (Law and Economics)