As a relatively small program we can provide close association between students and professors.
Students may be provided with office space in the building.
Teaching assistants are given full responsibility as instructors for undergraduate classes after the first year.
Most research assistants work on research projects at one of our centers.
All students are assigned to work directly with professors on research.
The department awards three to four assistantships to new students each year.
These appointments are either teaching or research assistantships and provide a full tuition waiver,
stipend for up to four years and heavily subsidized medical insurance.
These assistantships are often supplemented with Othmer, Chancellor’s and Ogle Fellowships.
The financial packages are highly competitive with our peer institutions.
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Approximately 90% of graduates are employed in academic jobs, with the rest working in research
and consulting for business and governmental agencies. See our list of all placements since 2000.
UNL is located in Lincoln Nebraska, a thriving city of 300,000 with low crime and low unemployment
that is consistently ranked among the top cities in America for quality of life.
A core program consisting of courses in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and a full sequence
of econometrics courses is required of all candidates. In addition to the core program, all candidates
focus on a major field of concentration. The degree requires not less than 48 hours of course work,
successful completion of qualifying exams in economic theory, a third year research paper,
and a doctoral dissertation on an original topic.