The Department of Economics at Texas A&M University has a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research. The department is currently ranked 21st among public universities on the 2013 US News rankings (The Department has operated a Master of Science degree program since 1931, and has a long-standing, highly regarded Ph.D. program.
Specializations- behavioral and experimental economics, econometrics, economic theory, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, monetary and financial economics, public economics.
Houses the highly regarded Texas A&M Economic Research Laboratory, a human-subject laboratory for experiments in economic markets and decision making.
The course structure for the program includes a set of core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and business finance, and required courses in behavioral, international, advanced econometrics, and institutions, and a capstone course that provides students with experience in carrying out an applied research project. Students are encouraged to do an internship in their first year.
Students at Texas A&M University received approximately $533 million in financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans, waivers, work-study, and on-campus student employment. Approximately 71% of students received some form of financial assistance. All forms of assistance continue to grow as well as the number of students receiving aid.