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Economics | International Economics MA Program

Master's in International Economics


Degree Requirements

The master's degree requires 39 credit hours of course work of approved graduate course work, including 15 credit hours in economic theory, 9 credit hours in international economic theory and international trade and investment policy, 6 credit hours in research methodology, and 9 credit hours of other required courses or electives.

Prerequisite credit (including ECON-603) does not count toward the degree. All courses must be taken for grades (the pass/fail option is not permitted). No more than 3 credit hours of ECON-691 Internship may be taken. All courses must be approved by the student's advisor and fit into a coherent educational program developed by the student in consultation with the advisor.


Course Requirements

Core Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • ECON-505 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON-601 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON-600 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON-671 International Economics: Trade
  • ECON-672 International Economics: Finance
  • SIS-619 International Political Economy
  • SIS-665 International Trade Relations
  • SIS-666 International Financial Relations

Tools of Research (6 Credit Hours)

  • ECON-623 Econometrics I or STAT-515 Regression Analysis
  • ECON-624 Econometrics II or STAT-522 Time-Series Analysis or STAT-524 Data Analysis

Elective Courses (6 credit Hours)

  • 6 credit hours in courses approved by either of the program co-directors and selected from SIS courses at the 500 level and above.

Capstone Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

  • SIS-793 Practicum in International Affairs or ECON-680 Master’s Capstone Seminar