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Master of Arts in Economics

Master of Arts in Economics

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The M.A. program in Economics is designed to give students a quantitative approach to economics with the flexibility to tailor the degree to fit their future goals. It offers comprehensive instruction in a wide range of areas within the discipline, including computational economics, economic analysis, and financial economics. Graduates of the program are adept in applied research and financial analysis, highly competitive on the finance sector job market, and ready for top Ph.D. programs. The program is characterized by rigorous core coursework and flexibility in electives. In addition to taking a variety of master's-level courses, students with sufficient preparation are encouraged to enroll in a combination of doctoral-level courses in economics or graduate-level courses in political science, public policy, finance, statistics, and mathematics. The curriculum is intended to be completed in four semesters. Throughout their participation in the program, students compile a portfolio that tracks their academic growth and showcases their accomplishments. The portfolio is composed of research papers, presentations, and other professional documents. It serves as a valuable tool for applying to jobs or doctoral programs.

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