Requirements - Graduate Program
The purpose of our Master's program is to provide students with a sufficient background in economic theory and quantitative techniques to do applied work in economics or a related field (e.g., financial economics). We have designed our program for someone with a background in intermediate economic theory, statistics and basic calculus. Students who do not have this background can be admitted provisionally — they spend a semester (or two) completing these basic courses. It is not necessary for a student to major in economics as an undergraduate, but a solid background in economics and statistics is extremely helpful.
The program requires 30 units to be completed with a core set of courses described in the table below. The University Bulletin also has a description of our requirements. We expect students completing our program to have a good foundation in applied economics and econometrics. Students wishing to go on and pursue a Ph.D. in economics will find our program worthwhile, but the majority of our students go into the public or private sector after completing their M.A. Over half of our students are international and many of our students have a strong interest in international economics and applied policy analysis.
Core Requirements (See Bulletin)
|Econ 615 (Mathematical Economics)||3|
|Econ 630 Intro Econometrics||3|
|Econ 700 Seminar Macro Theory||3|
|Econ 701 Seminar Micro Theory||3|
|Econ 725 Data Research Methods||3|
|Econ 730 Econometric Methods||3|
|Econ 890 Graduate Seminar in Applied Economics||3|
|Graduate elective courses. May be taken upon advisement in an allied field or in interdisciplinary study.||3|
|[Econ 898 Master's Thesis and Oral Defense] or [Additional graduate economics courses and Oral Comprehensive Examination]||6|