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MA in Economics

Program Highlights

  • Ten-month program
  • Strong theory and econometrics classes
  • Applied concentrations
  • Culminating research project
  • Teaching and research assistantships (apply by February 15)
  • Career placement assistance

The MA in Economics builds on a strong foundation of core courses in economic theory and econometrics. Because this core borrows classes from the PhD program, it is taught on an entirely different level than stand-alone MA programs at other schools. Consequently, master's students are exceptionally well trained.

The fast-track, ten-month program is based on four terms running from late August through the end of May. The program's strong emphasis on economic theory and econometrics, applied coursework, and independent research experience provides students with the skills that are most sought after by high-value employers.

The Economics Department enjoys a national reputation for outstanding research and teaching. The department comprises 14 full-time economics faculty who are among more than 60 full-time Paul College faculty. Economics faculty publish in leading academic journals and have been awarded $1.5 million in grants in the last five years.

Prerequisites for the program -

Admission to the MA program requires completion of the following undergraduate courses:

Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics

Intermediate Microeconomics

Intermediate Macroeconomics


Calculus 1

Calculus 2 is strongly recommended