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Admission requirements summary

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

Curriculum

One course in each of the following subject areas is a prerequisite for the Master of Arts in Economics: intermediate macroeconomic theory, intermediate microeconomic theory, introductory econometrics and calculus. The student’s adviser will review the student’s economics and mathematical background to determine the extent to which the student has satisfied prerequisites. Required prerequisites may be taken after admission. The degree requires 30 semester hours of 600-level credit. Under the thesis option, the 30 hours must include eight core courses and one economics elective, and one business or economics elective. Under the nonthesis option, the 30 hours must include six core courses, two economics electives, and two business or economics electives.

Degree requirements with thesis  
Core area credits
ECON 604 Advanced Microeconomic Theory 3
ECON 607 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECON 612 Econometrics 3
ECON 614 Mathematical Economics 3
ECON 641 Econometric Time Series Analysis 3
ECON 642 Panel and Nonlinear Methods in Econometrics 3
ECON 798-799 Thesis in Economics 6
  ______
24
   
Approved economics elective 3
Approved elective in economics, business or other field 3
  ______
30
   
Degree requirements without thesis  
Core area credits
ECON 604 Advanced Microeconomic Theory 3
ECON 607 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECON 612 Econometrics 3
ECON 614 Mathematical Economics 3
ECON 641 Econometric Time Series Analysis 3
ECON 642 Panel and Nonlinear Methods in Econometrics 3
  ______
18
   
Approved economics electives 6
Approved electives in economics, business or other field 6
  ______
30
   

 

 

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