Requirements of this program consist of a minimum of 36 semester hours of course work. A grade of B or better is required in every course in these 36 hours. All students must pass a written comprehensive exam. Students must complete 15 hours of core courses and at least 15 hours of Category II electives. The remaining 6 hours can be chosen from the list of Category I electives, Master’s Thesis (ECON 5950), Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis (ECON 5920-ECON 5930), or a 6-hour minor approved by the graduate advisor. Core courses are listed below. Please see the current Economics Graduate Student Handbook and Success Manual for the list of Category I and II electives.