The M.A. degree in Economics requires 36 hours of graduate work (500-level courses) in economics or other approved courses with at least 18 hours of 500-level courses in Economics including Macroeconomics I (501), Macroeconomics II (502), Microeconomics I (503), Microeconomics II (504), Quantitative Methods in Economics I (511), Quantitative Methods in Economics II (512), and Applied Econometrics (5161). The student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.0.
For Ph.D. students, the M.A. degree in Economics can be awarded prior to receiving the Ph.D. degree. Students are encouraged to file for the M.A. degree as soon as they have fulfilled all the requirements, as this may affect compensation for teaching for University College or in summer school.