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Master of Arts in Economics

Master of Arts in Economics

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
Economics addresses the problem of using scarce resources to satisfy society unlimited wants. The discipline is divided into two general areas-microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics explores questions about the way society allocates resources; it applies to public policy in such areas as urban, industrial organization, and labor economics. Macroeconomics considers such questions as the causes of inflation and unemployment; it applies to such areas as monetary development and international economics. Graduate fields include macroeconomics; applied econometrics; game theory; economic growth and development; industrial organization; and international, labor, public, environmental, experimental, and health economics. The Department of Economics offers a master’s degree program to prepare students for consulting and applied research positions in private industry and government, teaching positions in two-year colleges, or study for a PhD in economics. The master’s degree program consists of the following departmental requirements in addition to university and Graduate School requirements for the Master of Arts (MA) or the Master of Science (MS) degree. Each master’s degree candidate chooses either the course work or the research option.