The certificate of applied economics program is focused on improving the use of statistical and data analysis tools and applying economic models in the economic decision making process of firms.
For non-SMU undergraduate students (domestic and international), the certificate can be especially attractive since the courses taken can be credited toward the M.A. in applied economics. Additionally, international students may obtain accreditation of the courses in their respective undergraduate or graduate programs.
The minimum admission requirements for the graduate certificate in applied economics are as follows:
Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.000 (on a 4.000 scale).
Twelve credit hours of undergraduate economics, including two intermediate theory courses, one in price theory, and one in macroeconomics.
An introductory course in statistics.
One term of calculus.
Applicants whose undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.000 are required to submit GRE scores. The applicant’s combined score on the verbal and quantitative sections must be at least 300.
To earn the certificate of applied economics, students must complete four of the following courses offered during the Summer I and II sessions: