Welcome to the Economics MA Program

About the Program

The MA program in Economics prepares students with the theoretical and analytical methods that can be applied to business and management positions, finance, public policy and international institutions. The program integrates economic theory, quantitative methods, and practical applications and it offers these specializations:

  • Finance

  • Business Management

  • Public Economics

Our faculty are internationally recognized for their excellence in teaching and conducting path-breaking research working in areas such as finance, entrepreneurship, leadership, international economics and trade, econometrics, environmental studies and social networks. Some of our outstanding students have been admitted to Ph.D programs at top-ranking universities. Our graduates have gone on to jobs with excellent companies around the world.

The program provides tutoring, career services, teaching and research assistant positions within the department. In addition, the program offers scholarship awards for outstanding students.

Deadline to Apply

Spring Admission-November 20th
Fall Admission-May 15th

Extended deadline for fall 2020-June 15th

Meet the Program Director Dr. Prabal K. De

Professor Prabal De

Dr. De is an Associate Professor of Economics at City College and a member of the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is also a faculty associate at the CUNY Institute of Demographic Research and an Adjunct Scholar at the Development Research Institute of New York University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, where he was a MacCracken Scholar. Prior to joining CUNY in 2008, he served as a short-term consultant with the World Bank’s Development Prospects Group.

Professor De’s research lies at the intersection of health, development, and applied microeconomics. His work has been published in a variety of international journals in the fields of migration, health, business, and economics. His current projects include studying health disparities among minority and immigrant groups in the United States, examining links between education and health behavior in India and estimating impacts of discrimination on health outcomes and behaviors. Professor De's research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund among other foundations.

Please visit his personal page for more details.


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