MSc in Economics in North America

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An MSc, or Master of Science, is an academic distinction bestowed upon those who effectively complete a predetermined set of coursework in what is often a science-based discipline. The MSc often enhances career opportunities as well as earning potential.

Those who study economics first and foremost learn the differences between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics involves the behavior of individual markets, such as households and firms, and their interactions. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, involves looking at the entire economy as a whole.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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MA in Economics

University of New Hampshire - Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Durham

The MA in Economics builds on a strong foundation of core courses in economic theory and econometrics. [+]

Paul College’s M.A. in Economics is one of the most rigorous in the country. Students earn their degree in ten months. The program is based on four terms that run from late August through the end of May. Most classes meet four hours per week, providing an equivalent number of contact hours to semester-based programs that require a much greater time commitment.

Key Features 3.5 semester-equivalent courses in applied econometrics and statistics. Capstone research project with one-on-one mentoring from dedicated faculty. Weekly research seminar that attracts scholars from around the country. Flexibility to take courses from the MBA and other programs. Coursework counts towards a Ph.D. degree; option to continue on for the doctorate. New state of the art building with dedicated study areas for M.A. students. Teaching and research assistantships available. Record of placements into consulting, government policy, and other high-value jobs. ... [-]

Master of Science in Economic Development

College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hattiesburg

Our program goal is to assist students in acquiring professional competency in the concepts, skills, working tools, and creative approaches essential to those involved in the field of economic development. [+]

The Department of Economic Development offers graduate work leading to a Master of Science in Economic Development and Doctor of Philosophy in International Development.Master’s Program The goal of the Economic Development program is to assist students in acquiring professional competency in the concepts, skills, working tools, and creative approaches essential to thoseinvolved in the field of economic development, whether at the community, state, regional, national, or international level.Admission Requirements:

Have a 3.0 (4.0 scale) grade point average over the last two years of the student’s undergraduate studies. Submit GRE scores. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) may be submitted in place of the GRE. Students whose native language is not English must achieve a TOEFL score of 560 or more. Provide three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to assess the applicant’s readiness for graduate study. The letters should be sent to the department. In exceptional cases, students may be admitted conditionally. Such students must earn a 3.0 on the first nine (9) semester hours of coursework numbered 500 or above or on all coursework takenwhile completing this nine (9) hour requirement in order to qualify for regular admission. Students may be required to take some prerequisite courses in geography or business. Submit a statement of purpose and goals, portfolio and resume. ... [-]

Master of Science in Applied Economics

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Online Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Washington

The MS in Applied Economics Program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in constructing and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. This is accomplished by a rigorous and demanding curriculum and a talented and dedicated staff of instructors. The degree can be pursued at a part-time or a full-time pace. All undergraduate majors are welcome. [+]

The MS in Applied Economics Program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in constructing and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. This is accomplished by a rigorous and demanding curriculum and a talented and dedicated staff of instructors.

The degree can be pursued at a part-time or a full-time pace. All undergraduate majors are welcome.

Applied Economics students tailor their own course of study and can pursue any of the following areas, or mix and match:

Public Policy Financial Economics and the Macroeconomy International Economics and Development Spatial Economics (also available online) Environmental Economics (also available online) Health Economics (also available online) Economics of National Security Quantitative Methods ... [-]

Master of Science in Economics

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington

The Master of Science in Economics program requires a combination of specific required coursework and electives. [+]

The Master of Science in Economics program requires a combination of specific required coursework and electives.

MS Requirements

Prerequisite:

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics or with coursework in economics that includes intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic theory (equivalent to Econ 2101, 2102 or 6217-18, and basic statistics, equivalent to Stat 1111-2112. An understanding of basic calculus, equivalent to Math 1231-1232. Applications are accepted for the fall semester only.

Required: the general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences; thirty hours of coursework including Econ 8301, 8305, 8375, and two courses chosen from 8302, 8306, and 8376; and five 8000-level economics courses. Subject to the MS Program Director's approval, MS students can count one 6000 level course toward satisfying degree requirements and toward the minimum GPA for being in good standing in the MS program.... [-]


M.S. in Economics

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington

Georgetown University is pleased to announce that the Department of Economics has launched a two-year Masters of Science (M.S.) Degree Program in Economics starting in the Fall of 2017. The M.S. in Economics is an innovative two-year program, recognized as a STEM degree, emphasizing frontier training in econometrics and quantitative economics. [+]

Georgetown University is pleased to announce that the Department of Economics has launched a two-year Masters of Science (M.S.) Degree Program in Economics starting in the Fall of 2017. The M.S. in Economics is an innovative two-year program, recognized as a STEM degree, emphasizing frontier training in econometrics and quantitative economics.

The distinguishing features of the program, relative to the Masters in Applied Economics program, are: (1) the more extensive training in economics permitted by the degree requirement of 45 credits rather than 30 credits, and (2) the specifically required 15 credits of coursework in intensively quantitative courses.

The program is structured such that a full-time student, with the necessary preparatory background, can complete the course of study in two academic years by taking the appropriate courses during the fall and spring terms.... [-]


M.S. in International and Development Economics

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The rapid pace of globalization has increased the demand for professionals with training in international economics and economic development. Our one of a kind Master of Science in International and Development Economics (IDEC) provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand how market forces can be harnessed to empower developing countries to break from cycles of poverty. [+]

Program Details

The Master of Science in International and Development Economics is a two-year program in which students take three to four classes each semester, including an overseas field research project over the summer. Students desiring to go part-time can complete the program by taking two classes per semester for three years, undertaking their summer field research between the second and third years of the program.

Program Learning Outcomes Understand the application of modern micro and macroeconomic theory to the key problems of economic development, trade and finance, including the analysis of market failures, poverty traps, the structure of incentives, the use of game theory to model institutional behavior, and open economy models of trade, migration, foreign direct investment, financial markets, and exchange rate determination. Design and carry out a fieldwork-based research project, including the formation of an original research question, planning of an effective methodology, development of field protocols/survey instruments, and data collection in a developing or transition country. Conduct original quantitative empirical analysis of an international or development economics problem. Specifically, students should be able to express an economic theory in terms of an observable model; determine the appropriate estimation method for the empirical model; utilize statistical software to conduct such estimation, and meaningfully interpret the results. Effectively communicate research finding both in writing and orally, including the compilation of a professional literature review, clear presentation of theoretical and empirical models, econometric analysis, and the relevance of the study's principal findings and implications for international and/or economic development... [-]

MSc in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

In the Environmental Economics and Urban Planning interdisciplinary degree program, you will combine economic analyses with the tools of a professional planner to approach real-world environmental challenges facing cities and urban planners. [+]

In the Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning interdisciplinary degree program, you will combine economic analyses with the tools of a professional planner to approach real-world environmental challenges facing cities and urban planners.

Critical environmental challenges face cities today, such as sustainability, climate change, energy efficiency, transportation, land use, and sprawl. To be an advocate for environmental issues, you need to have the quantitative and data skills to be able to effectively evaluate existing and future programs and policies. In this joint degree program, you will develop a quantitative and analytical skill set along with the professional planning credentials to address real-world environmental and urban challenges.... [-]


MSc in Economics

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Master of Science in Economics provides a deep understanding of the theoretical and empirical foundations of economics and the quantitative tools required for research careers in the field. [+]

The economics department teaches students to be critical thinkers and to use the discipline of economics to analyze and solve problems associated with important economic, political and social issues. These issues range from international economic relations to economic development, growth, income inequality, environment, education, housing and competition policy.

The economics department teaches students to be critical thinkers and to use the discipline of economics to analyze and solve problems associated with important economic, political and societal issues. These issues range from international economic relations to economic development, growth, income inequality, environment, education, housing and competition policy.... [-]


Master of Science in International Policy Management

Kennesaw State University
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Kennesaw + 1 more

The Master of Science in International Policy Management (MSIPM) is a cohort-based online degree program that builds on Kennesaw State University’s strong tradition and long-standing commitment to international education. [+]

The Master of Science in International Policy Management

The Master of Science in International Policy Management (MSIPM) is a cohort-based online degree program that builds on Kennesaw State University’s strong tradition and long-standing commitment to international education. The program prepares future leaders in the private and public sectors to understand the interaction between political and economic dynamics in the global context.

The curriculum offered by the program will enhance understanding of international policy in an interactive collaborative learning environment, whether students are recent college graduates or have experience working in public, private, or nongovernmental organizations. Students will learn how to assess political risk, better understand the regulatory environment in which corporations function, and deal with the cultural nuances inherent to the global negotiation process. The online nature of the program offers flexibility for students to complete an academically solid degree program while continuing current employment, whether working in-state, nationwide or abroad. Additionally, the cohort model builds a learning community for mutual support.... [-]


MS in Behavioral and Computational Economics

Chapman University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years September 2018 USA Orange + 1 more

Formed as an alternative to a more traditional theory-based degree, the Master of Science in Behavioral and Computational Economics (MSBCE) pushes students to use laboratory experiments, computer simulations and mathematical analysis to study economic institutions and how they operate. [+]

Formed as an alternative to a more traditional theory-based degree, the Master of Science in Behavioral and Computational Economics (MSBCE) pushes students to use laboratory experiments, computer simulations and mathematical analysis to study economic institutions and how they operate. This degree prepares students to design, develop, test and implement efficient exchange systems in fields such as stock trading, online auctions, scheduling, insurance and public utilities.

The program curriculum takes a unique hands-on approach. Students spend some time with the traditional study of economic systems, but the majority of their work is on personal projects and experiments. Students are encouraged to use their insights to create exchange systems they find personally interesting, and the ESI professors support and work alongside the students throughout the program.... [-]


Master of Science in Applied Economics

Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Applied Economics was recently named one of the Top Ten Applied Economics programs in the United States. One of the key reasons why is the program’s history of stellar job placement.  [+]

Why attend the University of Science for Applied Economics?

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Applied Economics was recently named one of the Top Ten Applied Economics programs in the United States. One of the key reasons why is the program’s history of stellar job placement.

More than half of our Master of Science in Applied Economics students accept a full-time position before graduation and more than 90% of our graduates accept a full-time position within three months of graduation. Our graduates earn an average starting salary in excess of $68,000 and are hired by many of the country’s most respected companies, including Amazon.com, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Procter & Gamble.... [-]


Master of Science in International Economics and Finance at Valparaiso University

American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK)
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 USA Valparaiso

The Master of Science in International Economics and Finance (IEF) provides students with theoretical and analytical training in the economic, financial, cultural, and managerial aspects of global business and commerce. This 37-credit program is designed for international and US students seeking to develop skills to effectively recommend strategies and policies to upper management operating in a complex global business environment. [+]

The Master of Science in International Economics and Finance (IEF) provides students with theoretical and analytical training in the economic, financial, cultural, and managerial aspects of global business and commerce. This 37-credit program is designed for international and US students seeking to develop skills to effectively recommend strategies and policies to upper management operating in a complex global business environment. The program, which can be completed in 18 months of full-time coursework, requires study in the areas of finance, statistics, and global economics issues. Graduates of this degree program will be well-positioned to work in the profit, non-profit, and government sectors.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Economics

California Lutheran University
Online Campus Full time Part time 36 hours USA Thousand Oaks Westlake Village + 2 more

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE) degree emphasizes practical applications and interactive learning, including close collaboration with members of a world-class economics faculty and forecasting team. [+]

Overview

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE) degree emphasizes practical applications and interactive learning, including close collaboration with members of a world-class economics faculty and forecasting team.

Quick Facts

*Students can start in August or January of each year.

Our program features an intense quantitative element, including more econometrics, financial economics, and theory than most master’s programs. The econometrics curriculum contains unique forecasting and modeling components that provide valuable hands-on application of theory.

Highly Ranked

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics has been ranked 3rd in the nation for quantitive economics programs by The Financial Engineer.... [-]