Master of Arts in Economics
The Master of Arts in Economics is a non-thesis degree designed to prepare students
for positions in business or government or for further graduate work in an economics
The program consists of 30 hours of coursework plus the successful completion of
an oral exam given before a committee of three members of the faculty. The 30 hours
of coursework is comprised of 12 hours of required coursework, at least 12 hours
of economics elective coursework, and no more than 6 hours of elective coursework
drawn from either outside of economics or certain economics courses offered in the
The following are required courses:
- ECO 6115 Microeconomics I
- ECO 6206 Macroeconomics I
- ECO 6405 Mathematical Economics I
- ECO 6424 Econometrics I
Available economics elective courses include: Microeconomics II, Macroeconomics
II, Mathematical Economics II, and Econometrics II and III; Urban and Regional Economics;
Public Sector Economics; Public Finance, Economics of Health Care I and II; Industrial
Organization I and II; Economics of Organization; History of Economic Thought, Economic
Development; International Trade; and Economic Policy Analysis.
Economics courses offered in the M.B.A program that may be applied toward the M.A.
degree include Issues in Regulation/Anti-Trust and Law and Economics.
To be eligible to graduate, in addition to completing all coursework and passing
the oral exam, students must satisfy all Graduate School requirements such as maintaining
an overall and economics GPA of at least 3.0 and meeting residency requirements.
A brochure describing the M.A. program is available.
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