The Master of Arts in Economics

A three-track program preparing students for careers as economists in education, business, and government agencies.

The Master of Arts in Economics is designed to prepare students for careers as professional economists in business, government agencies, colleges, and universities. This degree is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills needed to do state-of-the-art economic and statistical analysis in business, industry, and government. There are three tracks available for the MA degree in economics: preparation for a doctorate in Economics, economic analysis, and public policy.

Learn more about the requirements of the Master of Arts in Economics Program in the course catalog.

Program Info

The program focuses on the following areas:

  • Providing fundamental concepts of economic analysis;
  • Developing strong quantitative skills in econometrics, economic forecasting, and statistical analysis;
  • In-depth application of the SAS statistical software package, which is the leading statistical analysis tool used by business and government today;
  • Certification in data mining from the SAS Institute.


1-year program
(Fall – Spring)


Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis

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Career Outcomes

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Focused Areas of Study

The Master of Arts in Economics program offers a degree with three focused areas of study: Ph.D. PreparationApplied Economics, and Public Policy Economics.

Learn more about each focus area of study in the course catalog.

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Gregory Givens | Program Coordinator

Jan Jones | Director of Specialized Masters Programs