The economics department teaches students to be critical thinkers and to use the discipline of economics to analyze and solve problems associated with important economic, political and social issues. These issues range from international economic relations to economic development, growth, income inequality, environment, education, housing and competition policy.
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The Department of Economics offers a program leading to a Master of Science in Economics that provides a deep understanding of the theoretical and empirical foundations of economics and the quantitative tools required for research careers in economics. The department offers two degree program tracks:
M.S. in Economics: Course-Based track
- An eight-credit program which can be completed in one year, without a thesis.
M.S. in Economics: Research-Based track
- A twelve-credit program to be completed in two years, with a master's thesis.
The application deadline for fall enrollment is February 15.
GRE General Test scores required of all applicants Exceptions: Not required for current Tufts undergraduates and alumni.
For non-native English speakers, iBT scores are required in order to be considered for a teaching assistantship.
For more information, visit the Department of Economics.