May 27, 2020
This program provides an organized and carefully developed study of applied economics. While the program satisfies the general education requirements of the economics profession, it seeks to meet the need for empirically oriented applied economists. In addition to the sequence of core courses, the program stresses research opportunities and the use of quantitative approaches. Extensive application of computer techniques is integral to the program.
Students develop expertise in hypothesis testing and model building for the analysis of complex public policy issues such as monetary and fiscal policy, consumer and business behavior, health care analysis, modeling, and forecasting.
In addition to satisfying general Graduate School requirements, the student must satisfactorily complete the following course requirements:
Economics - College of Arts & Sciences
David Crary, Ph.D.
Degree admission is available to applicants who:
- Submit a completed Application for Graduate Admission to the Office of Admissions including: nonrefundable application fee, all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, TOEFL or other English test scores (international students only), and a personal statement indicating career goals and how this degree program prepares you to meet your career goals.
- Have earned equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Conditional admission is granted to those scheduled to complete their undergraduate degree before the start of their graduate studies.
- Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.
- Satisfy undergraduate course requirements of intermediate macroeconomics (ECON 411) and microeconomics (ECON 412), economic statistics (ECON 310), and calculus (MATH 119 or 120) or equivalents with grades of at least B- in each.
Conditional admission may be granted to those who show promise of success in this master’s program but fail to meet one or more of the admission requirements listed above. Conditionally admitted students must overcome specified deficiencies in order to have their status changed to degree admission. No more than 12 hours of graduate course work in economics taken by a student on conditional status may be counted toward the M.A. degree.
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Master of Arts in Applied Economics: 30 hours
The M.A. in Applied Economics requires 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses, restricted elective courses and elective courses as follows:
Required Courses: 18 hours
* NOTE: These courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better.
Restricted Elective Courses: 6 hours
Two courses from the following:
Elective Courses: 6 hours
Six hours of graduate economics or related cognates with permission of the graduate advisor.