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Graduate Programs

Master of Economics (M.Ec.)

This program is for individuals seeking advancement in their career, and/or seeking careers in more quantitative and analytical fields. The culminating activity is a capstone course designed to give students hands-on experience using the skills and knowledge gained through the program.

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You will learn:

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Analytical thinking
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Application of statistical methods to economic data
  • Independent analysis

Master of Economics (M.Ec.) Degree Requirements


The M.Ec. program requires the completion of a capstone course as the culminating activity. The M.Ec. requires a completion of minimum of 31 credits, including one course in math for economists, two core courses in microeconomic theory, two core courses in statistical methods and econometrics, four courses in electives and three credits of capstone course. The program with a special session in August of a 2-credit course in mathematics for economists.

A required meeting with the graduate coordinator will take place typically during your second semester to discuss your project to be completed in the capstone course.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for continuation in and graduation from the program. All requirements for the degree must be completed within a period of seven years.

Course Number and TitleCredits
Core Requirements
ECON 501 Mathematics for Economists (2 cr)
ECON 511 Microeconomic Theory I (3 cr)
ECON 512 Microeconomic Theory II (3 cr)
ECON 521 Mathematical Statistics and Introduction to Advanced
Econometrics (4 cr)
ECON 522 Advanced Econometrics (4 cr)
16
Elective Courses
Twelve credits in approved courses that represents a disciplinary or interdisciplinary focus area. Courses must be approved by the graduate program director and cannot include more than 3 undergraduate credits. At least three credits must be economics electives.
12
Capstone Course
ECON 692 Capstone Course
3
Total31

 

Master of Science in Economics (MSE)

This program emphasizes research and culminates with the completion of a thesis which puts your newly acquired research skills into practice. The intended audience are individuals seeking to further their skills in research. This program can also act as a bridge to a PhD program in economics and related fields.

You will learn:

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Analytical thinking
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Application of statistical methods to economic data
  • Independent analysis

The Master of Science (MS) in Economics Degree Requirements

The MS in Economics program provides students with advanced training in current microeconomic theory, quantitative economics, econometrics, and other fields of economics as well as rigorous research methods. The MS in Economics requires a completion of minimum of 31 credits, including one course in math for economists, two core courses in microeconomic theory, two core courses in statistical methods and econometrics, three courses in electives as well as a six hours of thesis work as the culminating activity. The program with a special session in August of a 2-credit course in mathematics for economists.

After a student completes a minimum of 9 credits of course work, he/she will work with the graduate coordinator or graduate supervisor to develop a topic for the proposed thesis. All students are expected to have an initial meeting with the graduate coordinator to discuss their options, however, they can choose to work with any graduate faculty as their thesis supervisor. Meetings with the graduate coordinator and thesis supervisor will typically take place in student’s second semester.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for continuation in and graduation from the program. All requirements for the degree must be completed within a period of seven years.

Course Number and TitleCredits
Core Requirements
ECON 501 Mathematics for Economists (2 cr)
ECON 511 Microeconomic Theory I (3 cr)
ECON 512 Microeconomic Theory II (3 cr)
ECON 521 Mathematical Statistics and Introduction to Advanced Econometrics (4 cr)
ECON 522 Advanced Econometrics (4 cr)
16
Elective Courses
Nine credits in approved courses that represents a disciplinary or interdisciplinary focus area. Courses must be approved by the graduate program director and cannot include more than 3 undergraduate credits. At least three credits must be economics electives.
9
Culminating Activity
ECON 593 Thesis
6
Total31

Application Deadline

February 15

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