As one of the largest graduate programs in economics in Northeast Ohio the Department maintains a curriculum leading to a Master of Arts in Economics. The program emphasizes the development of theoretical and data analysis skills that can be used in the investigation of economic problems in a wide variety of settings. Students demonstrate these skills via both oral and written communications. The Masters' program provides students with the necessary background to be successful in doctoral programs in economics and related fields, including law, and in pursuing careers in the public and private sector.
The Department of Economics offers a rigorous program. The curriculum provides students with a balance between a core of microeconomic, macroeconomic, and econometric theory and a wide variety of applied courses. The program is designed to prepare individuals for professional careers involving the application of economic analysis in both the public and private sectors. Some of our graduates go on to top doctoral programs including University of Michigan, Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Wisconsin. Others obtain careers in a wide variety of areas including business, law, journalism, labor, government, health care, transportation, natural resource administration, banking and finance.
The Masters' degree program requires the successful candidate to complete 30 graduate credit hours in economics. A full-time graduate student that begins the program in the fall semester (August) will complete his/her degree at the end of the fall semester the following year (December). More on the Masters' degree curriculum is available here.
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Contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Economics,
Dr. Sucharita Ghosh
Office: CAS 446