The MS in Economics provides students with a deep understanding of the theoretical and empirical foundations of economics and the quantitative tools required for research careers in economics. It is excellent preparation for students who wish to go on to careers in consulting firms, government and international agencies, teaching, the financial sector, and research. The master’s program also provides exceptional background for students who wish to go on to doctoral study in economics or related subjects, such as marketing, finance and accounting. Some students continue on to our PhD programs in Economics and Public Policy or Human Developmental Economics.
Students can choose from two degree program tracks the MS course-based track and the MS research-based track. Both degree tracks prepare students looking for advancement in both professional and academic careers. All students are initially accepted into the course-based track and may apply to transfer to the research-based track at the end of the second semester. Both MS Programs carry STEM certification.
In addition, the Department of Economics also offers a joint MS in Economics and Urban and Environmental Policy, in conjunction with the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy.
Please visit our admissions website for comprehensive information on our admissions processes and requirements, deadlines, financial and merit aid options, forms and instructions.
For program-specific information, please contact the Department of Economics' Graduate Programs Coordinator.