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MA Applied Economics Curriculum

Program Summary

  • 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. 

The program is designed so that it can be completed in one year. A typical schedule is 

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
  • ECON 502
  • ECON 503
  • ECON 506
  • ECON 465G
  • ECON 594
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3        
  • ECON 596
    Applied Economics Project  
    (6 hours)


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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 Last Modified 9/8/16