Master of Science in Economics

The Master of Science is designed to provide the foundation students need to succeed in a Ph.D. program or jobs requiring intensive technical, analytical, and quantitative skills. The Master of Science provides students with core conceptual knowledge about microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.  Students may apply these skills through their research, culminating in six credits of thesis, if desired.  Alternatively, students choosing the non-thesis option may further their knowledge through additional coursework.

All Economics graduate degree programs (MA, MS, and Ph.D.) classify as STEM (CIP Code 45.0603: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics). Students in these degree programs can apply for a 24-month STEM extension (in addition to the 12-month) of F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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