Master of Arts in Applied Economics

Applied Economic Learning for Professional Advancement

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Be a Next-Generation Economics Leader

The Master of Arts in Applied Economics program at Georgetown University offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in rigorous economic analysis while gaining the necessary practical skills for professional advancement. Imagine the doors that will open when you can apply high-level economic knowledge and expertise to your next position. You’ll be equipped to tackle complex economic issues and contribute to data-driven decision-making with confidence. We’re looking for students with a passion for applied economic research and analysis, and an aptitude for and interest in applying quantitative methods. Our students come from the United States and abroad, directly from undergraduate programs or with some work experience.

30 Credit Program with Full-Time & Part-Time Options
Full-Time Students Can Complete in One Calendar Year
On-Campus Program for Domestic & International Students

Application Deadlines for Fall Enrollment

January 15: Priority Consideration Deadline

Priority consideration for admission

April 1: Final Deadline

Final application deadline for Fall start

Develop Practical Skills Through Our Master’s in Applied Economics Curriculum

The Applied Economics master’s program is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to navigate this fascinating field. You will start with the four core courses—microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and data analysis. Through your work in these key areas, you will build a strong foundation, developing a solid grasp of key economic models and tools for econometric investigation and analysis. You’ll gain skills to engage in empirical analyses, undertake original research projects and contribute to policy formulation. You will then choose six elective courses from numerous offerings, allowing you to explore a broad range of contemporary economic problems, practical applications and advanced tools. To help ensure readiness for the quantitative demands of the program, a mandatory two-week session just before the fall semester reviews calculus, linear algebra and probability and statistics. Join us to unlock a world of opportunities with your new applied economic expertise.

Continue to Work and Pursue Your Degree

Employed students can pursue a master’s degree while maintaining a career through our convenient part-time program. Designed to accommodate your busy schedule, our program enables you to balance full-time work and studies seamlessly. In just four to six semesters, you can achieve your academic aspirations and open up opportunities for professional growth. With many of our core courses and electives conveniently scheduled in the evenings after 6 pm, our program empowers you to create a learning experience that aligns with your personal and professional goals.

Meet Our Faculty: Leaders in the Field

The Georgetown Economics Department is widely respected in the field. Our distinguished senior faculty are experienced researchers and leading scholars in their respective areas of study. Situated in Washington, DC, we also attract numerous economists working in government agencies, think tanks, consulting firms and trade associations as instructors. These adjunct professors, actively involved in policy, analysis and research, bring their wealth of industry experience, offering invaluable insights into the field and professional world. This unique collaboration between full-time academics and economists employed in policy institutions provides a comprehensive and highly marketable graduate economics education.

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Mary Ann Bronson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Sebastien Gay, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

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Louise Laage, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

What Makes Us Unique

Embark on a transformative academic journey at Georgetown in vibrant Washington, DC. Our graduate program offers an experience that can go beyond the classroom. You can immerse yourself in an on-campus cohort, fostering meaningful connections with esteemed faculty and fellow students from all over the world. When you live and study in DC, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the pulse of global affairs and policy, with unrivaled access to renowned international organizations, government agencies and influential private sector companies. We proudly welcome military-connected students, extending our support through The Yellow Ribbon Program to ensure a seamless transition and a rewarding educational experience.

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Stand Out in the Job Market

In today’s data-driven world, the demand for expertise in big data and data analysis continues to grow. Employers are actively seeking individuals who understand and can apply this knowledge, and our Applied Economics program can help you master this field. Through a wide range of econometric and data analysis courses, we equip you with highly marketable skills that set you apart in the job market. Additionally, if your career interests lie in other areas such as economic policy, we also offer numerous elective courses you can take targeted to your specific aspirations. Join us on the path to success with the practical skills and knowledge you need to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.

Our graduates typically find employment in a variety of positions such as associate economists, financial analysts and analysts, across a range of employers.

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Career Opportunities

  • Consultancies in antitrust research or analysis
  • Research organizations such as the Brookings Institution
  • International organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank
  • Banks and other financial institutions in the United States and abroad
  • Government agencies
  • Congressional committees
  • Employers in international students’ home countries

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Join us at Georgetown University and become part of a focused program designed to equip you with the practical skills you need to accelerate your career growth. Our community comprises diverse, passionate individuals from the United States and around the world who are dedicated to empowering their careers and making a real impact. We believe in your potential, and we can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish here.

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