Western Kentucky University

Masters in Applied Economics

Master of Arts in Applied Economics

The M.A. in Applied Economics emphasizes the training of students with backgrounds in economics and other arts and sciences for careers that require strong analytical skills, technical tools, and communication abilities that can be applied to a broad range of subjects. Toward this end, students may also enroll in courses from related master programs including the Master in Business Administration, the Master in Public Administration, and the Master in Health Care Administration to enhance their range of knowledge and experience. In addition to coursework, the student may choose an end-of-program applied project in lieu of the traditional thesis to build specific technical skills and to enhance employability of graduates.

Key Features of the WKU M.A. in Applied Economics

The WKU M.A. in Applied Economics is a unique opportunity to earn an advanced degree at a growing, dynamic institution with a rich history.  Key features of this exciting degree include:

  • 1 Year Program
  • Non-economics majors welcome
  • Emphasis on employable, applied skills
  • Assistantships and other financial assistance available
  • Opportunity to work on regional applied research for the WKU Center for Applied Economics
  • Flexible coursework to match student interest
  • Wide-ranging career opportunities:
    • Economic & financial analysis
    • Market research
    • Public policy analysis
    • Academia
    • And more... MAE Overview (.pdf)
 Last Modified 7/23/13