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American University Master of Arts in International Economics
American University

Master of Arts in International Economics

Washington, USA

18 Months


Full time, Part time

Request application deadline *

Sep 2024

USD 1,922 / per credit

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* fall priority | spring priority: November 1


With AU's Economics MA, you will work to resolve society’s most important challenges. Our scholars create gender-aware macroeconomic toolkits, recommend tax policies to reduce income inequality, illuminate caregivers' socio-economic contributions, improve health outcomes — and so much more.

Our engagement-oriented MA offers four specializations to fit your interests and goals: Applied Economics (on campus or online), Development Economics, Financial Economics, and Gender Analysis. We also offer an MA in International Economics.

Tailor Your Degree

We prepare students for careers in a range of areas, from business to academia to public policy. Our students develop the skills to analyze data, explain outcomes and predictions, question theoretical frameworks, and convey concepts to a wide audience.

The MA culminates in students' self-designed capstone projects investigating issues within their selected field of Applied Economics, Development Economics, Financial Economics, Gender Analysis, or International Economics:

  • Applied Economics On Campus: Offers a rigorous combination of theoretical courses in economics and field courses such as labor, international finance, trade, and economic history
  • Applied Economics Online: All courses can be completed online at times you choose. Offers a rigorous combination of economic theory, econometrics, and selected field courses
  • Development Economics: Focuses on the micro- and macroeconomic concerns that affect developing countries; includes a required, two-course sequence on development economics
  • Financial Economics: Choose from classes on financial economics from the Department of Economics and the Kogod School of Business
  • Gender Analysis: Applies gender analysis to a variety of economic problems, including those in labor economics, public finance, development, and international trade and investment.

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