The PhD program qualifies students for teaching and research at the university level and for other research and administrative positions. It includes extensive study in the theory and practice of economics, finance, and statistics to prepare the graduate for a successful career in either academics or a research institute/occupation. Students completing the non-degree financial planning certificate as a part of their PhD program may also sit for the rigorous CFP® Certification Examination.
MU requires a minimum of 72 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree for the PhD degree. The student's doctoral program committee must approve all course work used to satisfy the credit-hour requirement and may require additional course work beyond these minimums.