Master's Degree Program Structure


The program requires the completion of thirty credits of graduate-level course work, equivalent to two to three semesters of enrollment depending on course load. A grade point average of "B" or better must be maintained in graduate course work.

The minimum residence requirement is one full academic year of graduate study.

Students normally take five required courses and five elective courses. Students with transfer credits that satisfy fundamental course requirements can take additional electives. 

Students can take up to three electives among courses offered by other Departments and Schools with the approval of the director of the AM program. An optional capstone project, in the form of a thesis or research assistantship, can fulfill up to six credits. The capstone project requires the approval of the program’s committee.

Tuition Cost

Required Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Statistics and Econometrics
  • Fundamentals of Microeconomic Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Financial Economics
  • Computational Economics and Big Data Analysis

Fields of Specialization:

  • Ph.D. Preparation
  • Financial and Monetary Economics
  • Econometrics and Machine Learning
  • Market Design and Computational Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics (including Labor, Industrial Organization, Health Economics, Public Finance, and Urban Economics)

Current eligible elective courses in Economics