Masters of Science in Economics

Georgetown University’s Department of Economics launched a two-year Masters of Science Degree Program in Economics (MS-ECON) in 2017. MS-ECON is an innovative two-year program, recognized as a STEM degree, emphasizing frontier training in econometrics and quantitative economics.

My two years at the Master of Science in Economics program at Georgetown University were a life-changing experience. It helped me forge both my academic and practical skills. The program offers courses with a wide range of interesting topics instructed by professors and experienced economists from Washington, DC. This mixture ensures that student have access to a solid theoretical foundation and the latest practices from industry. I was provided with good internship opportunities. As a student who was interested in development economics, I was fortunate enough to be selected as a summer internship at the World Bank and continue as a short-term consultant. This experience helped me continue on to pursue a Ph.D. Now, I am furthering the academic interests that I cultivated in the MS-ECON program.

Wentian Jiang, class of 2018

The distinguishing features of the program, relative to the Masters in Applied Economics program, are:

  • More extensive training in economics permitted by the degree requirement of 45 credits rather than 30 credits, and
  • Specifically required 15 credits of coursework in intensively quantitative courses.

The program is structured such that a full-time student, with the necessary preparatory background, can complete the course of study in two academic years by taking the appropriate courses during the fall and spring terms.

  1. Program Overview
  2. Course of Study
  3. Core Courses
  4. Elective Courses
  5. Frequently Asked Questions about the Program
  6. Student Handbook (new window)