Department of Economics
M.A. Forecasting Program Admissions


Master of Arts in Economics

Applicants interested in the Economic Forecasting concentration of the M.A. program are expected to have completed at least the following courses: intermediate micro and macro economics, one course in calculus, and one course in statistics. Applicants should be sure to use the Statement of Background and Goals, which is part of the application, to explain their background and their reasons for concentrating in economic forecasting. GRE examinations are not required.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, while space is available.

Because of the sequencing of courses, applications for admission will be considered only for study to begin in September. For additional information on specific aspects of the program, a student can contact the Economics Department Office.

All applications for graduate programs in economics are handled through the Office of Graduate Studies at the University. General information about admissions procedures and applications can be found at the Graduate Admissions website. Applications can be made online, and forms can be downloaded or requested from that website. Applications also may be requested by email ( or by writing to: The Office of Graduate Admissions / University at Albany / 1400 Washington Ave. / Albany, NY 12222.

Graduate Certificate

Admission to the Certificate Program is now available. Students admitted to the M.A. program will also be admitted to the certificate program after they have begun their studies.


Tuition at the University at Albany is very reasonable compared with comparable institutions. The current academic year graduate-level tuition for full time students who are residents of New York is $6,900 ($10,500 for non-residents). Tuition per credit is $288 for residents and $438 for non-residents. Financial aid from the University is normally not available for students in the master's program.


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