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Master’s Program

Why UT Austin?

The MA program offered by the Department of Economics is STEM-designated and offers a rigorous curriculum with quantitative training in economics. Established in the 2013-14 academic year with an initial cohort of 40 students, the MA program is now one of the top ranked terminal Economics master’s degree programs in the U.S., at one of the top ranked universities internationally.

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Here are just a few reasons to pursue an MA degree at UT Austin:

  • You can complete the MA Economics degree in as little as 10 months (July through May).
  • An undergraduate degree in Economics is not required. A strong quantitative background, along with some exposure to economics courses, is expected.
  • You will have the opportunity to study and interact with the Department’s world-class faculty.
  • The University of Texas at Austin is ranked among the top 50 Best Global Universities internationally.
  • There is no better city than Austin to live in while pursuing graduate studies.
  • The program’s STEM designation means that international students may receive a 24-month extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for employment within the U.S.