Master's in Economics
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, and 15-21 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 (see requirements below)
will be available beginning May 2014. Switching between
the online applied economics and the other MA tracks is not
permitted. For more information on this program, please contact
the Economics Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Capstone experience, one of the following: Comprehensive examination in economic theory, which should be taken after completion of ECON-600 and ECON-601. Students are allowed a maximum of two attempts to pass the comprehensive examination ECON-691 Internship (3) (Applied Economics track only) ECON-680 Master's Capstone Seminar (3) (Applied Economics track only)
- 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 (15 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)