The Economics Department

New 10-Month Master's Program to Start in 2013

Thu, December 13, 2012
New 10-Month Master's Program to Start in 2013

The Department of Economics has created a new one-year Master of Arts program.  The program will begin in the 2013-14 academic year, with the first cohort of students starting classes in July 2013.  The faculty have specially designed a terminal Master's degree with an intensive 10-month, 10-course curriculum.  The curriculum provides rigorous training in economic theory and analytical methods.  Previously, master's degrees were only available to students that had been admitted to the doctoral program.

The program is suitable for students with any of the following goals: (i) Qualifying for jobs in the private or government sector that require greater expertise in economic, analytical, and statistical tools than provided by an undergraduate degree; (ii) Obtaining the background in economics and mathematics required to gain admission to a high-quality economics PhD program; or, (iii) Studying economics as a complementary field to another area of expertise (law, political science, public health, statistics, energy, etc.).

An undergraduate degree in Economics is not required for applicants.  A strong quantitative background, along with some exposure to economics courses, is expected.

Additional information about the program and the application process is available at


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