Master of Arts, Economics



The mission of the Master's program in the Department of Economics is to provide our students rigorous training in economic theory and econometric analysis which will help develop skills required in the investigation of economic problems in a wide variety of settings, both microeconomic and macroeconomic in nature.  Upon completion of the program students will be prepared for professional careers in business, banking, financial services, government, consulting, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as for further graduate studies.

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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MA Grads Fall 2010

For More Information:

Contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Economics,
Dr. Sucharita Ghosh
Phone: 330-972-7549
Office:  CAS 446

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Akron, OH 44325
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