Sponsored Ad:
See the top rated post in this thread. Click here

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: Rutgers Economics Program

  1. #11
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    301
    Rep Power
    12


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: Rutgers Economics Program

    Sponsored Ad:
    I am a current PhD student in Finance at Rutgers Business School. We take Micro I and Math Econ (and any econ electives) with the Econ PhD students and I got to know some of the econ students. We discussed differences between our programs and I can confirm a lot of the issues with Rutgers Econ. About 40-50% attrition in quals. PhD student funding is an issue for the entire University - even the B-school funds <50% of first year students which is almost unheard of for a top 50ish B-school. A lot of internal politics behind that issue. Some students complained about lack of faculty support/attention for first and second year students. One student said that 4th-6th year students complained that departmental job market support is less than stellar, though individual profs do help their own students.

    There are a number of excellent faculty members in the department, and their econometrics group, while small is pretty strong but I would advise anyone with a funded offer at any roughly equivalent Econ PhD program -you got into UMD AREC which meets this criteria- to take the other offer even if funded at Rutgers. I might even say to take a funded MSU Ag Econ admit over a funded Rutgers Econ admit.

  2. #12
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: Rutgers Economics Program

    Thanks for your input! I think right now my decision is pretty clear. Rutgers is definitely seeming like a run don't walk away from situation.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 24
    Last Post: 02-02-2013, 02:03 AM
  2. PhD program in Economics/Development Economics/Microfinance
    By srtalukdar in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-19-2010, 01:19 AM
  3. How is the Rutgers U econ phd program?
    By eEconFun in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-13-2008, 01:16 AM
  4. How is the MA Mathematical Finance program at Rutgers?
    By pevdoki1 in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-03-2007, 11:28 PM
  5. Rutgers CS Program, anyone?
    By tachyon in forum Graduate Admissions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-29-2005, 09:56 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •