ECONOMICS - Dept. Code:  ECO

DEGREE PROGRAMS

The Department of Economics offers the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy (refer to School of Business Doctor of Philosophy section for program specifics) degrees. Applicants for admission to graduate study in Economics should have an extensive background in Economic Theory and Quantitative methods.

The Master of Arts program may serve as a terminal degree for students preparing for careers in business, government, international agencies, or teaching, or as the first phase of a prospective doctoral program. The program of study, which consists of thirty credits, is structured as follows:

a. All Master of Arts students must take the following core that consists of the following courses:

i. a 500-level mathematical economics course (ECO 510)
ii. a 500-level econometrics course (ECO 520)
iii. a 500-level macroeconomics course (ECO 521)
iv. a 500-level microeconomics course (ECO 533)
v. a 600-level macroeconomics course (ECO 621)
vi. a 600-level microeconomics course (ECO 633)
vii. a 500 level mathematics course (MTH 512)
viii. 600 level econometrics (ECO 620)

b. Additional requirements are as follows:

i. two courses in an area of specialization in a major economic discipline (e.g., international trade) or two related disciplines (e.g., health economics and labor economics)
ii. comprehensive examinations over the core and area of specialization

c. Furthermore, all applicants must submit their scores on the GRE, hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution of recognized standing, and have demonstrated, by their undergraduate record, capability of completing an M.A. program. In addition, foreign students are required to score 90 on the internet based, 600 on the paper based, or 235 computer based Test of English as a Foreign Language.