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Economics | Master's Program

Master's in Economics

Degree Requirements

  • Depending on the track chosen, students must complete 30 to 36 hours of approved graduate course work, including 9 credit hours of core courses in economic theory, 6 credit hours of econometrics, a 3 credit hour capstone course, and 12-18 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. 
  • An online track in applied economics is now available. Please note that switching between the online applied economics and the other MA tracks is not permitted.


Course Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

  • ECON-300 Intermediate Microeconomics (3) and ECON-301 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3) or ECON-603 Introduction to Economic Theory (3) 
  • MATH-221 Calculus I (4)
  • STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) 
  • Waiver of these prerequisites may be granted for qualified persons with comparable prior education or experience. 

Core (18 credit hours)

  • ECON-505 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3)
  • ECON-600 Microeconomics (3) (Must be completed within
    the first 12 credit hours of the program.)
  • ECON-601 Macroeconomics (3) (Must be completed within the first 12 credit hours of the program.)
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I (3)
  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II (3)
  • ECON-680 Master's Capstone Seminar (3)



Development Economics

Gender Analysis in Economics

Financial Economic Policy

Applied Economics (Online Degree Only)