The School of Economics offers a Master of Science degree for those desiring to pursue economics at an advanced level. Grounded in applied economic theory and econometrics, this is a 3 semester program that prepares students for professional careers in the private and public sectors as well as for more advanced training in economics doctoral programs. Although the Master’s curriculum is flexible in allowing students to tailor areas of specialization to their specific interests, the program is particularly well suited to those interested in industrial organization, technology, innovation, international trade, and economic development.
Core courses in the program require that students take microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, research methods, probability and statistics, and econometrics. In addition to the core, students must also complete a total of four courses that reflect two areas of concentration consistent with students’ interests. An advantage of the Master’s program is that it allows students to complete their areas of concentration by taking some courses in units outside the School of Economics, including the Dupree College of Management, the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, the School of Public Policy, the School of Industrial Systems Engineering, and the School of City and Regional Planning.
Students admitted into the Master’s program are also encouraged to pursue a summer internship. This allows students to apply their economic knowledge and statistical tools to problems that are encountered in professional, private, and public sector environments.