MASTER'S OF ECONOMICS

About our degree

The Master's degree program requires you 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).

Core Courses: 15 credit hours of core economic classes including Microeconomic Analysis, Macroeconomic Theory, Application of Mathematical Models to Economics and Applied Econometrics.

Electives: 15 credit hours of economic electives from a variety of areas such as Economic Forecasting, Managerial Economics, International Monetary Economics and more.

Seminar Series: Regularly scheduled department seminars allow students to learn about the latest research from speakers in their fields.

Typical timeline for MA in economics

First-Year Fall Semester First-Year Spring Semester
3250:620 Application of Math Models to Econ 3250:611 Microeconomic Theory I
3250:626 Applied Econometrics I 3250:627 Applied Econmetrics II
3250:5xx or 6xx Economics Elective * 3250:5xx or 6xx Economics Elective *
Summer Semester Between First and Second Years Second-Year Fall Semester

3250:695 Graduate Internship in Economics
** OR **
3250:5xx or 6xx Economics Elective *

3250:602 Macroeconomic Analysis I
3250:5xx or 6xx Economics Elective *
3250:5xx or 6xx Economics Elective *

* At least two economics electives must be 3250:6xx.