MS in Applied Economics Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

The program will be a 12-month program that takes place in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. It consists of 32 credits: 23 credits of core courses, six credits of electives, and three credits of thesis work.  Full-time students will take 13 credits of courses in each of the fall and spring semesters and six credits during the summer.  The program can also be taken on a part-time basis.

Core Courses

The core courses consist of the following:

  • ECON 731: Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 732: Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 734: Econometrics I
  • ECON 738: Quantitative Methods in Economics
  • ECON 740: Research Methods and Data Handling
  • ECON 743: Econometrics II
  • ECON 761: Business and Economic Forecasting 

A subset of the following elective courses will be offered every year: Advanced Topics in Microeconomics, Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics, Game Theory, Development Economics, Economics of Regulation, Natural Resource Economics, Industrial Organization, Econometric Theory, Business and Economic Forecasting, International Macroeconomics, and Monetary Economics.