Masters in Applied Economics

The Masters Degree in Applied Economics provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamental tools of economic analysis that are employed to conduct rigorous study of economic issues and economic policies. Participation in the program entails enrollment in four core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and data analysis; in addition, students select six elective courses from a broad range of offerings. The program is structured so that a full-time student, with the necessary preparatory background, can complete the course of study in one calendar year by taking the appropriate courses during the academic year and the subsequent summer. The program also accommodates part-time students who are able to satisfy the program requirements in as little as two years.

The focus of the program is applied economics. This focus contrasts with that of alternative professional degrees, such as an MBA, which provide the relevant training for a career in business or management. The program's focus on applied economics also is distinct from that of a masters degree in economics, which is frequently considered a stepping stone to a PhD in Economics and concentrates on contributions to academic research.

  1. Program Overview
  2. Course of Study
  3. Core Courses
  4. Elective Courses
  5. Student Handbook
  6. Frequently Asked Questions about Admission to the Program
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