Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]

International Economics and Development [M.A.]


This program provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations and tools of economic analysis, enabling students to gain competence in economic theory and its uses. The program exposes students to a variety of areas of economic study through course work, independent study, and research. In addition, this program prepares students for technical careers (e.g., research and/or consulting for government and private business) in the fields of international economics and economic development.

Program Admission


Graduate School Application

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The program you are applying to may not accept applicants every semester.

For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Satisfy undergraduate course requirements of intermediate macroeconomics (ECON 411 ), intermediate microeconomics (ECON 412 ), economic statistics (ECON 310 ), and calculus (MATH 119  or MATH 120 ) or equivalents with grades of at least B- in each.

Conditional Admission

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 to have their status changed to degree admission. No more than 12 hours of graduate coursework in economics taken by a student on conditional status may be counted toward the degree.

Department Information


Economics | Mehmet Yaya, Ph.D., Interim Department Head | 703 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.3395, myaya@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Mehmet E. Yaya​, Ph.D., Department Head, 703A Pray-Harrold, 734.487.0007, myaya@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 30 hours


The M.A. in International Economics and Development requires 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses and program courses as follows

Required Courses: 21 hours


Students must complete the following required courses with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Restricted Elective Courses: 9 hours


Choose a minimum of three credit hours from Group A; the remaining six credit hours selected from either group.