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.
In the University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Applied Economics program, you will master how to build models based on economic principles and how to best apply data analysis to estimate, test, interpret and explain these models. You will also be provided with the opportunities to earn a SAS programmer certification and to engage in paid research or internships while in school. During the summer, you will also have the opportunity to study abroad in Norway at no additional cost.
- Our program was named one of the Top Ten Applied Economics programs in the United States by Study.com;
- More than 90% of our students receive a full-time job offer within 3 months of graduation;
- Students may augment their degree with anSAS certification;
- Our partnership with the University of Cincinnati Economics Center provides students with hands-on research opportunities;
- Merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 are available;
- STEM discipline recognition for international students.
Extensive Career Opportunities
Leaving with an exceptional toolkit of applied economic and econometric skills, our graduates enjoy career success as analysts in market research, insurance, healthcare, banking, and finance. Our graduates have accepted positions with consulting firms as well as in public-sector planning and economic analysis organizations.
Our Master of Science in Applied Economics can also serve as excellent preparation for further study in a Ph.D. program. We have recently placed graduates in Ph.D. programs at Duke University, Vanderbilt University, University of Texas, Indiana University, Vanderbilt University, University of Oregon, Purdue University and others.
What You'll Learn
You will obtain hands-on experience in applying economic theories and principles to real-world situations. Students not only receive solid training in theory and applications, but they also build a strong background in applied econometrics and data analysis.
Research and Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to work on several hands-on learning projects by partnering with the University of Cincinnati Economics Center. The University of Cincinnati Economics Center oversees various applied research projects and employs research assistants. While studying in the program, many students also receive paid internships.
While working towards a master’s degree in applied economics, students learn SAS (a programming language for econometric analysis) during the fall semester. In the spring semester, the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business collaborates with the SAS Institute for a SAS certification test on campus.
International Student Body
The University of Cincinnati warmly welcomes students from all over the world. As a global discipline, all of our Master of Science in Applied Economics students benefit from learning about institutions and economies not just in the classroom, but from their classmates as well. Because the Master of Science in Applied Economics degree is a designated STEM program, international graduates are eligible to apply for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the United States. All students have the opportunity to study business subjects in countries like Norway, Chile, and the United Arab Emirates via the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business’ International Programs office.