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Third Year Requirements

Elective Coursework

Pass at least 5 elective courses at the PhD level (500, 600 or 700 level) taken during 2nd and 3rd years.

  • Elective courses must be 3 or 4 credit hours and taken for a letter grade. At least three elective courses must be in one of the focus areas of the department. At least three elective courses must be taken from amongst the department elective offerings. Other elective courses may be taken from other departments within Emory, or at other universities, with prior approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.

Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO)

Continue TATTO sequence to demonstrate teaching and communication proficiency.

  • TATTO 605: Teaching Assistantship 

Field Paper

Pass the field paper requirements to begin developing a research specialty.

Jones Program in Ethics (JPE)

Attend a minimum of 4 public topical workshops, training sessions, or lectures as part of the Jones Program in Ethics before graduation.

Dissertation Workshop

  • Regularly attend the Dissertation Workshop (Econ 791). A grade of "S" must be received for 4 semesters (taken in 2nd and 3rd years).
  • Students are required to attend all seminars in their focus area, as well as department-wide seminars, and are highly encouraged to attend other seminars offered by the department.