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MA Applied Economics Curiculum

Program highlights

  • 30 hour minimum
  • Program can be completed in 1 year
  • 12-15 hour core—ECON 465G*, 502, 503, 506, 594
  • 9-12 hours of electives
  • A thesis or applied project is required.
  • Maximum of 12 hours of 4XXG credit
  • Up to 6 hours of graduate coursework can be taken outside the Economics department, subject to approval by the program director. 

Core Courses (15 hours)

ECON 465G* Regression and Econometrics (fall/spring)
ECON 502 – Applied Microeconomic Theory (fall)
ECON 503 – Applied Macroeconomic Theory (fall)
ECON 506 – Applied Statistical Methods (fall)
ECON 594 – Forecasting (spring)
*Students with prior credit for 465 or its equivalent will be required to take 3 additional hours of electives

Electives (9-12 hours)

Available electives vary by semester. For the current list of courses see Class Schedule
ECON 400G – Issues in Capital Market Economics
ECON 410G – Seminar in Economics
ECON 420G – Public Finance
ECON 430G – Environmental and Resource Economics
ECON 434G – Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
ECON 440G – American Industry
ECON 445G – Economics of Healthcare
ECON 464G – Introduction to Mathematical Economics
ECON 465G – Regression and Econometric Analysis
ECON 467G – American Economic History
ECON 475G – Urban and Regional Economics
ECON 496G – International Monetary Economics
ECON 507 – Data Methods in Economics
ECON 595 – Labor and Human Resource Economics
ECON 597 – Practicum in Economics
ECON 598 – Directed Studies

Applied Project  or Thesis (3-6 hours)

ECON 596 – Applied Economics Project (3-6 hours)
ECON 599 - Thesis and Research Writing (3-6 hours)


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