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Total Credits: 33-36

GRE Required: No

Minimum Language Test Scores: 550 (TOEFL PBT),79-80 (TOEFL IBT), 6.5 (IELTS), 53 (PTE) or 105 (Duolingo)

Degree Awarded: M.A.

While an undergraduate major in Economics is not a requirement, it is quite helpful.  It is strongly recommended that all applicants have taken undergraduate core courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics, both introductory and intermediate; econometrics, or an equivalent statistics course, preferably for the social sciences; and calculus.  In general, students with substantial coursework in economics, mathematics, and statistics, and with good grades in these courses, will receive preference in the admissions process.  A resume showing experience in economics-relevant work areas, while not a requirement, may also be helpful.

Supporting Documents Required:
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement

What is the value of this degree for the student?     

MA Economics graduates possess strong analytical skills that can be applied to various fields and positions including business and management, finance, public policy, private & government sectors. Program also provides students with specializations in finance, business management & public economics, and has an integrated course curriculum focused on economic theory, quantitative methods, and practical skills.

Recent student job placements and/or distinctions:    

Alumni from the program have gone on to work at various government agencies and in the private sector. Some have pursued doctoral studies in economics. Recent placements include Investment officer at the Virginia Retirement System, research analyst at Brown University, director of data science at Realogy Holdings Corp, research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, diversity & inclusion program manager at Uber, lecturer of Law and Economics at the University of Amsterdam. 

Who is the ideal student for this program?        

IFor students who already have careers, we offer a scholarly space in which they may engage their current professional responsibilities and interests using theoretical frameworks. For students who are preparing for a first career or career change, our program offers varying perspectives from which to explore potential paths.

Program Advisor: Prof. Marta Bengoa Calvo,

For more information, please visit the Program Website.


Last Updated: 07/11/2023 16:36