University of North Dakota

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About UND

The University of North Dakota (UND) is the state's oldest and largest University, with nearly 15,000 students and 225+ fields of study.

  • UND offers opportunity at an affordable price tag. UND's tuition and fees and room/meal plans cost $4,000 less per year than the national average for four-year public universities (College Board).
  • With 3,000 courses, nearly 40 online degree programs, and 84 graduate education programs; UND has more offerings than any higher education institution the state.
  • UND's diverse student body represents all 50 states and over 60 countries.
  • NCAA Division 1 athletics gives UND fans across the country something to look forward to every season.
  • The state's flagship research university, UND has a reputation for research and scholarship in health sciences, energy and the environment, aerospace, and entrepreneurship.
  • UND is one of the top 100 doctoral research universities in the United States.
  • UND is one of only 47 public universities in the nation with both accredited graduate schools of law and medicine.
  • Student life is an important element of the UND experience. With service-learning groups, internships, leadership positions in 275+ clubs and organizations, and education abroad, there are plenty of ways make a difference.
  • Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, UND is right at home in this vibrant college town of over 50,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.

UND's Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The University of North Dakota, as a member of the North Dakota University System, serves the state, the country, and the world community through teaching, research, creative activities, and service. State-assisted, the University's work depends also on federal, private, and corporate sources. With other research universities, the University shares a distinctive responsibility for the discovery, development, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. Through its sponsorship and encouragement of basic and applied research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, the University contributes to the public well-being.

The University maintains its original mission in liberal arts, business, education, law, medicine, engineering and mines; and has also developed special missions in nursing, fine arts, aerospace, energy, human resources, and international studies. It provides a wide range of challenging academic programs for undergraduate, professional and graduate students through the doctoral level. The University encourages students to make informed choices, to communicate effectively, to be intellectually curious and creative, to commit themselves to lifelong learning and the service of others, and to share responsibility both for their own communities and for the world. The University promotes cultural diversity among its students, staff and faculty.

In addition to its on-campus instructional and research programs, the University of North Dakota separately and cooperatively provides extensive continuing education and public service programs for all areas of the state and region.

Our Vision

Exceptional UND is the vision roadmap that outlines UND's five strategic priorities that build on, and support our mission of teaching, research, and service. Learn more about the five priorities and how they are shaping the future of UND.

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Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Forks

The mission of the Master of Engineering program in Civil Engineering is to prepare students for careers in private and public practice of civil engineering and related fields. The major emphasis of the program is to foster a deeper understanding of the engineering design process. The program has four main options. [+]

The Department of Civil Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Engineering degree and the Master of Science degree. The Master of Engineering degree permits specialization in the following options: soils-structures engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, and general civil engineering. The Master of Engineering degree program is designed to provide an opportunity for engineers to achieve formal education beyond the Baccalaureate level with a strong and directed emphasis toward the practice of engineering. The focus of the program is on the development of competency in the area of engineering design. The goal of the program is development of the student as a practitioner capable of systematically solving complex problems of society within his or her field. The Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering prepares students for careers in research, practice and further studies toward a Ph.D. degree in a speciality area in civil engineering. The M.S. degree is typically completed in 18-24 months of full-time study for students holding a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an accredited school. The M.S. degree requires independent research for a thesis in the student's area of interest. The faculty research interests are in the broad areas of environmental, geotechnical, pavements, structural engineeirng and mechanics, and water resources engineering. Graduate students are encouraged to explore various topics for their M.S. theses depending on the mutual interest between them and the faculty. The Department offers a combined Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Master of Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Master of Science degree programs. The intention of the combined program is to allow qualified students to complete requirements for both a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree in 12-18 months beyond the time required to complete the baccalaureate degree. See Combined Degree Program under the College of Engineering & Mines section for additional details. The Department of Civil Engineering also participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. Engineering Program. See Ph.D. Program under the College of Engineering & Mines section or contact the Civil Engineering Department. Details pertaining to admission requirements, degree requirements and courses offered can be found on pages 335-336 of the 2011-2013 UND Academic Catalog. Mission Statement and Program Goals The mission of the Master of Engineering program in Civil Engineering is to prepare students for careers in private and public practice of civil engineering and related fields. The major emphasis of the program is to foster a deeper understanding of the engineering design process. The program has four main options. These are soils-structures engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, and general civil engineering. Goal 1: Students will build on knowledge gained in their undergraduate program of study to achieve a fuller understanding of civil engineering and the engineering design process. Goal 2: Students will perform a detailed design project in a specific focus area related to civil engineering. Goal 3: Graduates will be prepared for a career in private or public practice in civil engineering and related fields. Admission Requirements The applicant must meet the Graduate School's current minimum general admission requirements as published in the Graduate Catalog. 1. Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited or equivalent program. 2. Graduate Record Examination General Test for applicants from non-ABET accredited programs. 3. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00). 4. Satisfy the Graduate School's English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the Graduate Catalog. Degree Requirements Students seeking the Master of Engineering degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the Graduate School as well as particular requirements set forth by the Civil Engineering Department. 1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major option, including the credits granted for the design project and the research leading to the design project.. 2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level. 3. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution. 4. Preparation of a written design project approved by the faculty advisor. 5. Comprehensive final examination. 6. Required Courses [-]

Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Forks

The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) is the only MPA program in North Dakota. It was established in 1976 and serves students on the main campus in Grand Forks and students in other locations through internet-assisted live classrooms. [+]

The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) is the only MPA program in North Dakota. It was established in 1976 and serves students on the main campus in Grand Forks and students in other locations through internet-assisted live classrooms. The interaction of in-service students, along with traditional students provides a great synergy. Students with practical experience can help novice students integrate theory and practice, while traditional students bring a wealth of knowledge of recent academic developments. The core of the program resides in the Department of Political Science & Public Administration. It also offers a track in Health Administration as well as a JD/MPA option. Our students come from a broad variety of backgrounds, from accountants to political scientists to zoologists. They also work at every level of government, as well as in the nonprofit sector. Some go on to work in the private sector. Our faculty come from some of the best universities in the U. S. The department has won university awards for its teaching. Students can also get involved in research projects at the Bureau of Governmental Affairs which conducts research on issues of importance to state and local governments and non-profit organizations. Master of Public Health Collaboration The MPA program collaborates with the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. About The MPA at UND is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The program was first offered in 1976. Through most of our history we have offered both a local program and a distance program, always offered in a live real-time format, whether delivered by faculty traveling to the distant site, through interactive video, or, currently, through synchronous internet-assisted delivery. All of our courses are hybrid format, delivered simultaneously to local students and distance students who sign in using video, audio, and high-speed internet. Faculty members of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration are committed to teaching, as well as research and service. In this broad-based public administration curriculum, emphasis is placed on strengthening students' analytical, written, and verbal skills. Students are given individual attention and professors are accessible. The faculty make every effort to get to know students, both on-campus and at a distance. In addition to teaching, faculty have active research agendas. Their research keeps them at the cutting edge of the discipline and they perform extensive service in community and professional organizations. Mission The mission of the MPA Program at the University of North Dakota is to instill public service values and to prepare people to enter into or advance in government and related fields. Goals and Objectives Related to the Mission The MPA Program seeks to prepare its students for public service by developing and supplementing the following: Skills related to critical and analytical thinking, decision-making, and communication. An understanding of: The theories and practice of public management, and the design and analysis of public policy. The public context in which public administrators work, including the institutions, actors, processes, functions, challenges, and responsibilities of government. The ability to practice effectively as an administrator in public, non-profit, or healthcare organizations. A recognition of, and appreciation for, the role of diversity in public service delivery. The MPA Program seeks to serve North Dakota by educating future State and community public service professionals and through the research activities of the Bureau of Governmental Affairs. The MPA Program faculty are dedicated to: Excellence and innovation in teaching. Student service and mentorship. Serving the community, North Dakota, and profession through teaching, service and scholarship. Conducting research that is relevant and accessible to both practitioners and academics, and has the potential to improve the practice of public, nonprofit, and health administration. Public Service Values Through the above mission goals and objectives, the University of North Dakota's MPA Program seeks to promote an appreciation and respect for the following public service values in its students: Dedication to service in the public interest. Personal and professional ethics and integrity. Pursuit of quality, performance excellence, and the efficient and responsible use of resources. Promoting accountability by striving for transparency, accuracy, and accessibility. Promoting, respecting, and upholding principles consistent with the democratic process, the rule of law, and/or U.S. and state constitutions, such as equality, fairness, representativeness, and due process in protecting rights. Opposition to discrimination and harassment. The exercise of compassion and empathy in service delivery. [-]

MSc

Master of Science (MSc) in Aviation

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Grand Forks

The M.S. in Aviation degree provides the necessary educational background for aviation industry professionals to solve problems within the field or aviation including airlines, corporate aviation, general aviation, and airport management. [+]

The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree. The M.S. in Aviation degree provides the necessary educational background for aviation industry professionals to solve problems within the field or aviation including airlines, corporate aviation, general aviation, and airport management. Graduates will gain an understanding of the various complexities facing the industry through a breadth of aviation industry related courses. In addition, graduates will gain an understanding of statistics and research methods, and how they may be applied to research and solve problems within the aviation industry. The graduate program will provide the graduates with the knowledge and skill that prepare them for aviation industry, aviation related government jobs, and for further research and development in the field of aviation. The aviation master's degree is built on one of the strongest collegiate aviation programs in the country and was developed with help from industry leaders who helped shape the curriculum. Firsthand knowledge in each and every field in the aerospace industry, coupled with a professional, innovative and caring approach to teaching, sets UND faculty apart. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a UND graduate degree in aviation. One of only a few aviation-related graduate programs in the United States, UND's program offers an interactive distance learning component. This allows students to pursue an advanced aviation degree without leaving their jobs or disrupting their lives. Mission Statement and Program Goals The mission of the Aviation Department graduate program is to provide quality educational experiences to students that promote critical thinking and foster an intellectual environment conducive to exemplary research, scholarship and creativity among graduate students and faculty in an effort to provide problem-solving professionals to aviation industry employers. Goal 1: Develop aviation professionals who use their technical and theoretical skills to solve problems within the aviation industry. Goal 2: Develop a student’s higher-order thinking abilities and instill a quest for lifelong learning. Goal 3: Develop a scholarly set of skills that will allow the student to function in a professional manner. Goal 4: Students will be able to write at an advanced level. Goal 5: Students will be able to effectively present their ideas using a variety of media. Goal 6: Students will be able to critically think, analyze and evaluate all types of information available in today’s global society. Admission Requirements The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog. 1. Bachelor’s degree in Aviation/Aeronautics or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution--a minimum of 20 semester credits of appropriate aviation related undergraduate work. 2. Graduate Record Examination, General Test. 3. Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work. 4. Aviation industry experience, which can include any Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificates (pilot, mechanic, air traffic, dispatch, ground, etc.) or applied aviation industry knowledge. 5. Students must submit a 2-3 page paper answering specific questions per departmental guidelines. One of the questions will address the potential thesis or independent study topic. Students that do not possess an FAA certificate must submit a 2-3 page paper/resume outlining their aviation industry experience. 6. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog. Technical Requirements The Aviation Master's Degree Program is available either as a distance education program, delivered interactively using online resources, or as a traditional campus-based program with a supplemental online component. Faculty and students in the educational programs of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences use eZ LMS as the course management system for hosting course Web sites. [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Space Studies

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Grand Forks

The Department of Space Studies, founded in 1987, is one of the first interdisciplinary space programs in the world. Most universities offer degrees in space sciences and engineering, whereas the University of North Dakota (UND) Space Studies Master of Science degree combines space physical science, space life science, space engineering, space policy and law, space business and economics, and space history. [+]

The Department of Space Studies, founded in 1987, is one of the first interdisciplinary space programs in the world. Most universities offer degrees in space sciences and engineering, whereas the University of North Dakota (UND) Space Studies Master of Science degree combines space physical science, space life science, space engineering, space policy and law, space business and economics, and space history. Our facilities include lab space for the investigation of terrestrial rocks and meteorites, reduction and analysis of terrestrial remote sensing and planetary reflectance spectral data, research into life support technologies and human factors in space, and an astronomical observatory. Space Studies is also the home to the Human Spaceflight Lab and the Spacecraft Simulator Facility which features both a vertical and horizontal space simulator. Students enjoy hands-on experiences preparing them for exciting opportunities in the space industry. Our online program allows students to conveniently complete their degree while continuing their employment or other commitments. Students from almost every continent have found the online option a valuable step towards their career goals. We welcome you to explore our website to discover what awaits you in realizing your goal of achieving success in the space industry! Space Studies Program Features: Military friendly, instate tuition for Active Service, veterans, A.S. or Vet. dependants. Online and campus programs Thesis and non-thesis option NASA funded research opportunities Military-friendly University In-state tuition for active duty military and Veterans Transfer credit allowed for International Space University summer session Space Studies Online In addition to our conventional campus program, an online option is available for both thesis and non-thesis options. The Space Studies Master’s program has been offered via Internet-based distance learning techniques since 1996. This has benefitted aerospace professionals who cannot come to the UND campus for the conventional two-year on-campus program due to existing employment and/or family commitments. The fully-accredited program offered online is identical to the on-campus program and offers the same level of opportunities for discussion, advisement and research. As the campus and distance programs are basically one, it allows the students to switch seamlessly between campus and online, should they desire. This means one can start as a distance student and move to campus midway through the program, and vice versa. As a result, it is not indicated in the final transcript whether a student earned the credits via online or campus courses. Career Opportunities Do your homework. To get a job, one must know what is happening in the industry. It is a good idea to read magazines such as Space News and Aviation Week & Space Technology and learn which companies are getting new space contracts and pursue them. The Internet is a good source to learn the strong and weak points of each organization one would like to join. Set your goals, but be flexible. You may have your sights set on a specific career goal, but it’s wise to keep an open mind and realize that there are many potential career paths and many ways to reach that goal. Government contractors offer lucrative starting opportunities for a number of our graduates, but the growing private sector is also hiring graduates because of their knowledge concerning space program operations. In addition, new companies involved in satellite communications, remote sensing, and GPS offer ever increasing opportunities for employment. It’s who you know as much as what you know. The contacts you develop here will prove invaluable when seeking a job in the space industry. The student you meet today may be your inside connection in your workplace of choice tomorrow. And at UND, the relationships you will be able to develop with people in the industry will help you be even more competitive in your job search. The faculty can also be valuable contacts, as they frequently receive calls from organizations seeking our graduates for a position. The faculty have many connections with different areas of the space community, and are willing to assist graduates with their job search. D. Conly, 2003 Space Studies Graduate, Biomedical Flight Controller at NASA Johnson Space Center Stay in touch. Finally, important sources of employment information and job leads are fellow Space Studies graduates and current online students. Our 750+ alumni are working in space-related jobs and they know where the greatest needs are at any given moment. Students must seek out opportunities and be aggressive to obtain a job in the space field. Organizations that have hired our graduates include: ANSER Analytical Services Forces Earth Observation Sciences Futron Hughes Aircraft Jet Propulsion Laboratory Lockheed-Martin Microsoft NASA National Imaging and Mapping Agency National Missile Agency NOAA Space Commerce Canada U.S. Air Force and Army Space Commands U.S. General Accounting Office United Space Alliance [-]

Masters of Science (MSc) in Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Forks

Our program includes high quality research with substantial interaction between the student and the research advisor(s). We understand that you have made a conscious choice to pursue an advanced degree and we want to make sure that you get the most out of the graduate experience. [+]

At North Dakota, we believe that the graduate experience should prepare you to achieve your long-term objectives and goals. Our program includes high quality research with substantial interaction between the student and the research advisor(s). We understand that you have made a conscious choice to pursue an advanced degree and we want to make sure that you get the most out of the graduate experience. We will work with you to structure a graduate program consisting of traditional course study, non-traditional studies (independent study, distance coursework, etc.), and research that will help you to achieve your goals. Research Interests Research interests in the department include: coal and bio-based fuels and chemicals; energy technologies, processes, and policies; heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalytic oxidation; polymer reaction engineering, synthesis, and rheology; organic aerosol formation and partitioning; mathematical modeling of multicomponent aerosols; polymeric membranes and composite materials; biocomposite, nanocomposite, and nanobiocomposite materials; organic photovoltaic materials; environmental impact of heavy metals and particulate matter; and development of carbon from waste material sources. Projects are often conducted through our interdisciplinary Sustainable Energy Research, Infrastructure and Supporting Education (ND SUNRISE) research program or in collaboration with the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC). Degree Programs The Chemical Engineering department offers Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Master of Engineering (M.Engr.) degrees in chemical engineering. The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are the most common options and financial aid is provided to the vast majority of students working towards these degrees. Admission Requirements 1. B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from an ABET accredited program. Students applying for the combined BSChE/MEngr degree should see the “Engineering Combined Degree Programs” section for additional details. 2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years. 3. A minimum TOEFL Score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test, or for the Internet based TOEFL, a composite score of 79, with minimum scores of 21/30 (Speaking*); 19/30 (Listening): 19/30 (Reading); and 17/30 (Writing) for applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants may also meet language requirements by presenting IETLS scores of 6.5. *Applicants being considered for Graduate Teaching Assistantships must achieve these minimum TOEFL scores, but have a minimum score of 26/30 on the Speaking subtest. 4. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL. Degree Requirements Students seeking the Master of Engineering degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the Graduate School as well as particular requirements set forth by the Chemical Engineering Department. The general degree requirements for the Master of Engineering degree set forth by the Chemical Engineering Department include: 1. A minimum of 30 semester credits with at least 15 credits of chemical engineering at the 500-level. 2. At least 15 credits in engineering design, including either ChE 511 or ChE 512, ChE 595 (3 credits), and 9 credits selected from approved engineering design courses. 3. At least 15 credits of basic and engineering science, including at least 3 credits of chemistry, 3 credits of chemical engineering, 3 credits of mathematics, and 3 credits of chemistry, chemical engineering, or mathematics. 4. A maximum of nine semester credits may be transferred from another institution. 5. A written report documenting work on a successfully completed chemical engineering design project. 6. Comprehensive final examination. [-]

Masters of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Forks

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to either the Master of Science (MS) or Master of Engineering (MEngr) degrees. The MS degree is a research-oriented degree that is available in either thesis or non-thesis options. [+]

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to either the Master of Science (MS) or Master of Engineering (MEngr) degrees. The MS degree is a research-oriented degree that is available in either thesis or non-thesis options. The non-thesis MS degree requires completion of an independent study. The MEngr degree is an engineering practice oriented degree that requires completion of an engineering design project. Engineering Combined Degree Program The department offers combined BS/Masters programs that allow a student to complete a master's degree in as little as one year beyond the bachelor's degree. The master's degree may be either an MS or MEngr. Interested students may apply for this program upon completion of 95 credits toward the bachelor's degree. All requirements for both degrees must be met, but up to six credits of prior-approved coursework taken subsequent to admission to the combined program may be counted towards both degrees. Courses required for the BS degree may not be counted toward both degrees but courses used as technical electives for the BS degree may also be counted toward the Master's degree. Admissions Requirements Students who hold a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program and an acceptable GPA are accepted without need for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Students who hold an undergraduate engineering or science degree other than Mechanical Engineering may be admitted to provisional or qualified status with an obligation to acquire additional background in mechanical engineering as appropriate. The GRE general test will be required for those applicants with undergraduate degrees from other than ABET accredited programs. Students seeking admission to the Master of Science program must have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the junior and senior years of their undergraduate program. Students seeking admission to the Master of Engineering program must have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 or a GPA of at least 2.75 for the junior and senior years of their undergraduate program. Students seeking admission to a combined BS/Masters program must have a GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of admission. A minimum TOEFL Score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test, or for the Internetbased TOEFL, a composite score of 79, with minimum scores of 21/30 (Speaking*); 19/30 (Listening); 19/30 (Reading); and 17/30 (Writing) for applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants may also meet language requirements by presenting IETLS scores of 6.5. *Applicants being considered for Graduate Teaching Assistantships must achieve these minimum TOEFL scores, but have a minimum score of 26/30 on the Speaking subtest. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL. Graduate Financial Aid The department has a limited number of tuition waivers and graduate teaching assistantship appointments available on a competitive basis. The bulk of the support is typically allocated to continuing students. Funds for incoming students tend to be reserved for outstanding applicants or students whose interests and experience mesh exceedingly well with current faculty/departmental needs. New applicants seeking financial support are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty in their area(s) of interest prior to the admissions/financial aid meeting of the ME Graduate Faculty. Students seeking the Master of Engineering degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the Graduate School as well as particular requirements set forth by the Mechanical Engineering Department. 30 credits approved by the graduate advisor. 15 credits at the 500 level or above. 9 credits of engineering science, basic science, and/or mathematics. ME 595 Design Project for 9 credits. A written report on the design project. All major department courses must be at the 400 level or above, and no courses below 300 level may be included in the program. Comprehensive final examination. The research project, independent study, or design project may be from interdisciplinary areas such as bioengineering or environmental engineering, or they may be topics in design, manufacturing processes, vibrations, stress analysis, materials, power, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, or combustion. [-]

Masters of Science in Applied Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Forks

Our Master of Science in Applied Economics degree is created for individuals looking for careers as economists, market or financial analysts, or the financial sector. [+]

Our Master of Science in Applied Economics degree is created for individuals looking for careers as economists, market or financial analysts, or the financial sector. By offers a strong foundation in economic theory, mathematical economics, and advanced statistical methods, we equip all students with the tools needed to perform professional economic research. Students can specialize in a specific research methods area such as economic development or business economics. From there, they will have the chance to produce class-related research and research within the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Program Goals The goal of the program is to provide students the quantitative and applied skills required to succeed as an economist involved in economic development, strategic planning, consulting, and applied research in a broad array of institutional settings. These goals are achieved through a program where coursework, experiential learning, and independent research develop a strong foundation to understand and apply economic theory, collect and analyze data, and communicate technical material effectively to others. [-]

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