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: 20 credits of core courses, nine 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

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.

Course Sequence

Semester Course Name Proposed Course No. Credits
Fall Microeconomic Theory ECON 731 3
Macroeconomic Theory ECON 732 3
Econometrics I ECON 733 3
Quantitative Methods in Economics ECON 738 3
Seminar ECON 784 1
Spring Research Methods and Data Handling ECON 740 3
Econometrics II ECON 743 3
Elective 1 ECON 7XX 3
Elective 2 ECON 7XX 3
Seminar ECON 794 1
Summer Elective 3 ECON 7XX 3
Thesis ECON 799 3
Total Credits 32