Economics Master of Arts Degree Program

The M.A. program in economics provides the opportunity to acquire the basic skills of economic analysis and to apply them in an area of concentration. The curriculum prepares students for careers in administration and research in government and private organizations.

Program of Study (30 credits, minimum)*

  1. Economics (24 credits, minimum) including:
    1. Eco 500, 501, 520, and Eco 521 or equivalents (12 credits);
    2. A sequence of courses in an area of concentration, as approved by the department’s Graduate Studies Committee;
    3. Eco 698 (Master's Essay, 3 credits), or a graduate research seminar, in the area of concentration.
  2. Supporting courses (0-6 credits) in related fields as advised.

*Students who have not completed a year sequence of undergraduate intermediate economic theory are required to complete Eco 300 and 301 without graduate credit.

Special M.A. Program in Economics

For students enrolled in the Ph.D. program in economics, a master's degree may be awarded after the satisfactory completion of the following:

  1. A minimum of 30 graduate credits, of which 24 credits are in economics, including the required courses in theory and econometrics, Eco 600, Eco 601, Eco 700, Eco 701, Eco 620, Eco 621, Eco 720, and a graduate research seminar in economics;
  2. Supporting courses (0-6 credits) as advised.