Master of Arts, Applied Economics

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Applied Economics

The emphasis on applied economics provides training in practical, problem-solving techniques appropriate for careers in teaching, private business, the public sector, banking, and consulting. Although this program emphasize applied economics, it also guides students in the rigorous preparation necessary for doctoral programs.

Requirements for the Economics MA, Concentration in Applied Economics, include core courses in Microeconomic Theory (ECON 201*, 221 and 232) and Research Methods (ECON 104**, 205a and 203) and culminating experiences in a Policy Workshop (ECON 205b) and Comprehensive Exam.

For detailed MA program requirements, please consult the Course Catalog.



*Students must not earn less than a B on any undergraduate course.  Students earning less than a B in any undergraduate course are allowed one attempt to retake and achieve the minimum grade.  (This does not apply to undergrad courses that are not re taught within one year).

** Students must complete ECON 201 with a grade of "B" or better. Students earning less than a B in this class are allowed one attempt to retake and achieve the minimum grade.