Jul 11, 2020
The Master of Arts in Economics provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations and analytical tools that students need in order to be successful researchers, business leaders, economic consultants, and government policy analysts. The program exposes students to a variety of areas of economic study through course work, independent study and research. The general program enables students to choose any mix of elective courses in economics (with up to six hours of cognates upon approval) that meet their career goals.
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 Economics: 30 hours
The M.A. in Economics requires 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses and program courses as follows:
Required Courses: 15 hours
* NOTE: These courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better.
Restricted Elective Courses: 15 hours
In consultation with the graduate advisor, student may select 15 credit hours of graduate economics, with up to six hours of approved cognate substitutions.