Master's Degree Program Structure

First Semester:

  • Fundamentals of Statistics and Econometrics
  • Fundamentals of Microeconomic Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Macroeconomic Analysis

Second Semester:

  • Fundamentals of Financial Economics
  • Computational Economics and Big Data Analysis
  • Elective
  • Elective (or Capstone Project)

Third Semester:

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective (or Capstone Project)
  • Each course provides three credits.

Students with transfer credits can take additional electives in the first two semesters. 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.

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