Economics Certificate Program in Economic Forecasting

The graduate certificate in economic forecasting is designed to give intensive training in the techniques of economic forecasting used in the public and private sectors. The program is aimed at students in the M.A. program in economics, students in other graduate degree programs, and professional in the field. The courses cover survey methods, general statistical an econometric methods, time-series models, and forecasting applications in the public and private sectors.

Requirements for Admission

In addition to the general University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have sufficient backgrounds in economics, mathematics, and statistics to undertake the program.

Program of Study

The program requires 15 credits of coursework, as follows;

  • Eco 519: Economic Surveys and Forecasting
  • Eco 520: Quantitative Methods I
  • Eco 521: Quantitative Methods II
  • Eco 525: Time Series and Forecasting
  • Eco 529: Forecasting in the Public Sector

Students whose previous study or experience allows them to waive a particular course may take an alternative course that complements this program.

Please note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.