Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Applied Economics, M.A., International Economics and Policy Track


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This track is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the changing global economic environment. Equal emphasis is placed on theory and practice in international economics. Students take three core courses in economic and quantitative analysis, which serve as the building blocks for further study and analysis in economics. The three required international courses provide students with the necessary background in theory and practice of international trade, finance and policy. Students can pursue special interests in international economics through elective courses.

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirements for the M.A. in applied economics are as follows:

  1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.000 (on a 4.000 scale).
  2. Twelve credit hours of undergraduate economics, including two intermediate theory courses, one in microeconomics and one in macroeconomics.
  3. An introductory course in statistics.
  4. One term of calculus.
  5. Satisfactory GRE graduate school admission test scores if the undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.000.

Degree Requirements


Every student must earn at least 30 credit hours in an approved program of study. This plan does not require a master’s thesis or master’s papers. A comprehensive final exam is required.

All courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.000) or better and a B (3.000) average in the courses taken in the program.

Students take three required core courses in economics and another three required international economics courses. Four additional elective courses are needed to complete the degree.

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