Master of Science in Economics

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Be a Next-Generation Economics Leader

The Master of Science in Economics program at Georgetown University is a full-time, STEM-designated, on-campus program that prepares students for both careers in economics and Ph.D. programs. We offer a 45-credit, two-year curriculum that rigorously encompasses all essential aspects of economics, emphasizing frontier training in econometrics and quantitative economics. With four full terms of specialized coursework, you’ll delve into areas of economics that other economic master’s programs typically do not offer enough credits to explore. You’ll unlock a world of knowledge and expertise that prepares you to succeed in whatever your next step is.

Full-time program that takes two academic years to complete
45-credit, on-campus program with more than 20 elective offerings
STEM-designated program

Application Deadlines

January 15: Priority Consideration Deadline

Priority consideration for admission

April 1: Final Deadline

Final application deadline for Fall start

Develop Practical Skills Through Our Rigorous Curriculum

The Master of Science in Economics program will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to navigate this complex and 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 economic expertise.

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Meet Our Faculty: Leaders in Economics

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 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 Our Economics Master’s Program 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 active and diverse 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 as a Ph.D. Applicant or in the Job Market

In today’s data-driven world, the demand for expertise in big data and data analysis continues to grow. Advanced degree programs seek applicants with strong quantitative backgrounds and a passion for research and learning. Employers are actively seeking individuals who understand and can apply this knowledge. Our program can help you master all of this and more. Through a wide range of econometric and data analysis courses, we equip you with highly marketable skills that set you apart. Additionally, if your career interests lie in other areas such as economic policy, we offer numerous elective courses targeting 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.

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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 making real contributions throughout their future careers. We believe in your potential, and can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish here.

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