Students who obtain the MA will demonstrate a masters level understanding of economic theory and will work competently with data and interpret clearly the results of empirical studies. Over the course of the program, MA students develop and hone their abilities to solve problems. Communicating the results of economic analysis is a valuable skill in the business world and the program provides students the opportunity to develop their writing and presentation skills. The program produces students with a set of skills that both businesses and policy makers value. MA students in economics are attractive candidates for different employers — government agencies, marketing research firms, corporate research and financial departments, and consulting firms. Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics or finance also benefit from the MA in economics. The department welcomes both full and part-time students. Ambitious students can complete the program in one year.
Mary Riddel, Ph.D., Chair
Jeff Waddoups, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
Master of Arts - Economics
Dual Degree: Master of Arts - Economics & Master of Science - Mathematical Sciences