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MA | General Track

Course Requirements

  • Twelve credit hours of electives, three of which may be taken outside the Economics Department with your advisor's approval.

 

Typical Program

A typical program for full time students beginning in the fall semester is described below. Note that sixteen months of full-time study is sufficient to complete the master's degree.


First Year Fall
ECON-601: Macroeconomics
ECON-605: Mathematical Economics
ECON-623: Applied Econometrics

First Year Spring
ECON-600: Microeconomics
ECON-624: Applied Econometrics II
One elective

Second Year Fall
Three electives

Second Year Spring
ECON-680: Master's Capstone Seminar

Note that the department offers a limited number of courses in the two summer terms (May-June and July-August). Taking courses in the summer may allow you to finish a semester early or take fewer courses each semester.

 

Choosing Electives in the General Track

In addition to your five required courses in economic theory, mathematical economics, and econometrics, you take five other courses to complete your degree requirements. In consultation with your adviser, you choose electives in which you are interested and that make up a coherent program of study. Below are some suggestions, but you may find other courses more appropriate. Discuss with your adviser any course that you think may be of interest.

Electives in Economic Development
ECON-662: Development Microeconomics
ECON-663: Development Macroeconomics
ECON-665: Project Evaluation in Developing Countries

Other Appropriate Electives in Economic Development
ECON-552: Economics of Transition
ECON-547: Economics of Antitrust and Regulation
ECON-634: Development Finance and Banking
ECON-635: International Capital Markets
ECON-639: Policy Issues in Financial Economics
ECON-658: Economics of the World Regions
ECON-671: International Economics: Trade
ECON-672: International Economics: Finance
ECON-574: Gender Perspectives on Economics: Microeconomics
ECON-575: Gender Perspectives on Economics: Macroeconomics

Electives in Domestic Economic Policy
ECON-633: Financial Economics
ECON-541: Public Economics
ECON-574: Women in the Economy
ECON-573: Labor Economics
ECON-546: Industrial Economics
ECON-547: Economics of Antitrust and Regulation
ECON-630: Monetary Economics

Electives in Finance and Economics
ECON-633: Financial Economics
ECON-639: Policy Issues in Financial Economics
ECON-634: Development Finance and Banking
ECON-635: International Capital Markets
ECON-541: Public Economics
ECON-630: Monetary Economics

Electives in International Economics
ECON-671: International Economics: Trade
ECON-672: International Economics: Finance
ECON-630: Monetary Economics

Electives in Political Economy
ECON-701: Theory of Political Economy
ECON-711: Theory of Political Economy II
ECON-551: Comparative Economic Systems
ECON-620: Economic Thought

Electives in Gender Analysis in Economics
ECON-574: Gender Perspectives on Economics: Microeconomics
ECON-575: Gender Perspectives on Economics: Macroeconomics
ECON-662: Development Microeconomics
ECON-573: Labor Economics
WGST-600: Feminist and Gender Theory

Other Electives in the General Track
ECON-691: Internship