MA in Applied Economics

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

MA in Applied Economics

University of North Carolina Greensboro

MA in Applied Economics

University of North Carolina Greensboro

The MA in Applied Economics program at UNCG remains one of the best investments a student can make. It is a professional degree, designed to jump-start your career as a professional economist. The integrated curriculum blends applied micreconomic theory with training in policy analysis and data analytics to prepare students to solve real-world problems for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Bank of America, RTI International, United Guaranty, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Fidelity Investments, and dozens of other employers who rely on data-based decision making.

This is the best economics graduate program for students who want to begin or continue their studies of economic theory and economic problems without limiting their careers to academia.

MA Admission

Admission to the MA in Applied Economics program requires the following coursework:

  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 hours)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 hours)
  • Business Statistics or Mathematical Statistics (3 hours)
  • Econometrics (3 hours)
  • Calculus (3 hours)
  • Mathematical Economics or Calculus II (3 hours)

The admission decision is based on an evaluation of three main criteria:

  • GRE scores (the score on the quantitative reasoning section should fall in the 70th percentile or higher),
  • 3 letters of recommendation, and
  • a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Extra weight is placed on grades earned in economics, statistics, and quantitative courses when a student does not have a 3.0 GPA. A below-average performance in one area may be offset by an above-average performance in another area.

You can enter the MA in Applied Economics program even if you did not major in economics as an undergraduate. Promising candidates who have majored in other subjects have excelled in our program after taking the prerequisite courses. Alumni from our program who earned their undergraduate degrees in chemistry, engineering, English, political science, psychology, and music are now working as professional economists.

This school offers programs in:

  • English
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

Approx. $12,000 in state, full-time tuition and fees per year; Approx. $32,000 out-of-state, full-time tuition and fees per year.

Miscellaneous

Deadline: May 1 (April 1 for international students)



Last updated July 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
Duration
Duration
3 semesters
Full time
Price
Price
12,000 USD
Information
Deadline
May 1, 2017
Deadline: May 1 (April 1 for international students)
Start date Aug. 2017
Place
USA Greensboro, North Carolina
Application deadline May 1, 2017
Deadline: May 1 (April 1 for international students)
End date Request Info
Duration 3 semesters
Price 12,000 USD
Approx. $12,000 in state, full-time tuition and fees per year; Approx. $32,000 out-of-state, full-time tuition and fees per year.