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The Master of Science in Economics provides a deep understanding of the theoretical and empirical foundations of economics. As a student in the MS in Economics program, you will develop critical thinking skills and quantitative tools to solve problems associated with important economic, political, and social issues.
The Economics master's program offers excellent preparation for students who wish to go on to careers in consulting firms, government and international agencies, teaching, the financial sector, and research. It prepares graduates to work in a variety of areas and specialties, including economic development and growth, international economic relations, income inequality, environment, education, housing, and competition policy.
The master's program also provides exceptional background for students who wish to go on to doctoral study in economics or related subjects, such as marketing, finance, and accounting. Some students continue on to our PhD program in economics and public policy.
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The department offers two degree program tracks:
An 8-course program that can be completed in one year, without a thesis.
A 12-course program to be completed in two years, with a master's thesis.
*All students are initially accepted into the course-based track and may apply to transfer to the research-based track at the end of the second semester. Both MS Programs carry STEM certification.