MA in Economics

General

Program Description

The Department of Economics at California State University, Fullerton offers a program leading to the Master of Arts Degree. The program offers a variety of features:

Assistantships are available to qualified students.

Regular research seminars are open to students and faculty.

If all prerequisites have been met, the program can be completed in three semesters of full-time study or two and one-half years of part-time study.

Classes are offered in the late afternoon and evenings to facilitate part-time study.

The department is part of the well-known College of Business and Economics on the main campus. It has a full-time faculty of 30 who are active in teaching and research, and who maintain a close working relationship with graduate students.

This program consists of 30-33 units and must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Any study plan course in which a D grade is received must be repeated with at least a C grade, regardless of an overall grade-point average of the student.

Students may obtain their degree either through a thesis exit track or an examination exit track. Students may also customize their program based on one of six area of interest. Those areas include:

Environmental Economics
International Economics and Finance
Industrial Organization and Labor
Public Sector Economics
Banking and Finance
Economics of Human Capital, Health, and Aging


Required Courses (15 units)

ECON 441 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3)
ECON 504 Econometric Analysis (3)
ECON 502 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis (3)
ECON 503 Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis (3)
ECON 595
Current Research in Economics (3)
Or approved 500-level substitute


Area & Elective Courses (12 -18 units)

Area courses require (9 units) chosen from the student’s field of interest. Coursework may focus on the following areas:

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

ECON 461 Ecological Economics (3)
ECON 462 Natural Resource Economics (3)
And (6 units) approved 500-level electives

International Economic and Finance

ECON 411 International Trade (3)
ECON 433
The Less Developed Countries and the World Economy (3)
And (6 units) approved 500-level electives

Industrial Organization and Labor

(6 units) must be selected from the three Economics courses listed below

ECON 410 Industrial Organization (3)
ECON 412 Labor Economics (3)
ECON 413 Law and Economics (3)
And (6 units) approved 500-level electives

Public Sector Economics

(6 units) must be selected from the four Economics courses listed below

ECON 416 Benefit Cost and Microeconomic Policy Analysis (3)
ECON 417 Public Finance (3)
ECON 420 Money and Banking (3)
ECON 421 Monetary and Fiscal Policy (3)
And (6 units) approved 500-level electives

Banking and Finance

ECON 420 Money and Banking (3)
ECON 421 Monetary and Fiscal Policy (3)
And (6 units) approved 500-level electives

Economics of Human Capital, Health, and Aging

ECON 412 Labor Economics (3)
GERO 506 Economics of Aging (3)
And (6 units) approved 500-level electives

Among area and elective courses, (12 units) must be taken with at least (6 units) at the 500-level and at least (6 units) must be in Economics.

* Terminal Evaluation (0-3 units)

ECON 598: Thesis Research (3)
Or Comprehensive Exam

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Located in one of the most vibrant business communities in the United States, the College of Business & Economics at California State University, Fullerton is an accredited, comprehensive business school. It offers a full range of affordable and accessible business courses delivered by faculty who integrate classroom education with the best business practices, technology, award-winning research, functional applications, and real-world experience. At California State University, Fullerton, students enjoy an exciting and rewarding educational experience in a small school atmosphere at the largest business school in the State of California. Vision Statement We will be the choice of Southern California's businesses and governments for college graduates, business solutions, and professional development. Mission Statement We create and apply knowledge that transforms student lives, develops business leaders who shape the regional economy, and advances the intellectual capital of our diverse region. Read less