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Students who receive a Master’s degree in Economics elsewhere do not generally need to complete the full 59 credits for the PhD in Economics at UD. While graduate credit used to earn a degree cannot be used to earn another degree, students may receive equivalency credit that reduces the total number of additional credits needed for the PhD degree. Courses granted equivalency substitute for required course credits for our MS in Economics and Applied Econometrics.
The Graduate Committee determines equivalency on an individual basis. Equivalency is granted only when a student provides evidence that a course is fully equivalent to one required for the MS in Economics and Applied Econometrics and that mastery of the material has been achieved. The Graduate Committee has sole authority to award equivalency.