Please celebrate the students who earned 498 Boston University degrees in Economics at Commencement this May.
This year the program mentions:
22 Ph.D. recipients
203 Master’s degree recipients (MA, MAPE, MAEP, MAGDE MA/MBA, BA/MA)
273 BA recipients (including BA/MA)
This total of 498 degrees is up from 482 in 2015.
These numbers undercount the total for the year since it may exclude students who graduated in January 2016 and chose not to appear at Commencement.
The number of graduate degree recipients 225 is way up from last year when we had 177, with most of the growth in MAs.
In 2015 there were 22 PhDs, 155 Master’s degree recipients, and 305 BA recipients.
In 2014 there were 17 PhDs, 207 Master’s degree recipients, and 256 BA recipients.
Altogether 24 Ph.D. students obtained jobs this year (versus 19 last year).
To see the Ph.D. placements visit the web site linked here.
The department’s website now lists 38 regular faculty (down two from last year) with titles of assistant, associate or full professors, a number which is two below the number of professors in 2012.
Congratulations to all!