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Economics, Master of Arts (M.A.)

McQuaid, Ms. Jana P.
Graduate Program Director
jpmcquaid@vcu.edu
(804) 828-4622

Web:
www.business.vcu.edu/graduate

Admission requirements summary

Economics, Master of Arts (M.A.)
Indicate specialization:
Financial economics specialization
Degree:

M.A.
Semester(s)
of entry:

Fall
Spring
Summer
Deadline
dates:

Jul 1
Nov 1
Apr 1
Test
requirements:

GRE-General (GMAT is acceptable)
Health economics specialization
Degree:

M.A.
Semester(s)
of entry:

Fall
Spring
Summer
Deadline
dates:

Jul 1
Nov 1
Apr 1
Test
requirements:

GRE-General (GMAT is acceptable)
Without specialization
Degree:

M.A.
Semester(s)
of entry:

Fall
Spring
Summer
Deadline
dates:

Jul 1
Nov 1
Apr 1
Test
requirements:

GRE or GMAT

The Master of Arts in Economics is designed to enhance the students’ abilities to use economic modeling to conduct applied analytical and econometric research. Students in this program are expected to demonstrate competence over a rigorous and current core curriculum in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and in econometrics.

Graduates of the program should be well qualified to conduct applied economic analysis in either a government or corporate research setting. The program also is an excellent preparation for entry into a doctoral program in economics or finance.

Students may elect a Master of Arts in Economics without specialization or may specialize in financial economics or health economics. The specialization in financial economics combines the theoretical and econometric foundation obtained in the core courses of the concentration in quantitative economics with an in-depth study of their application to financial markets.

The specialization in health economics combines the theoretical and econometric foundation obtained in the core courses of the concentration in quantitative economics with an in-depth study of their application to the health sector.

The Master of Arts in Economics without specialization requires 30 semester hours of work, while the specialization in financial economics requires 33 semester hours. Both a thesis and a nonthesis option are available.

Student learning outcomes

 

 

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