Applied Economics Degree Requirements (MS)

Degree Requirements

  1. Thirty-two graduate units of core and elective courses which may include six units of thesis
  2. Successful completion of either a thesis or the MSAE comprehensive exam
  3. A graduate grade point average of at least 3.0
  4. Graduate business electives must be numbered 730 or above and be beyond the Common Body of Knowledge
Core Courses
ECON 731MICROECONOMIC THEORY I3
ECON 732MACROECONOMIC THEORY3
ECON 733ECONOMETRICS I3
ECON 738QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS3
ECON 740RESEARCH METHODS AND DATA HANDLING3
ECON 743ECONOMETRICS II3
ECON 761TIME SERIES ECONOMETRICS AND FORECASTING3
ECON 741ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS3
or graduate business elective
ECON 784SEMINAR TOPICS IN ECONOMICS (with repeat)2
Choice of EITHER Option A (Thesis) OR Option B (Comprehensive Exam) below6
Option A (Thesis)
THESIS
Option B (Comprehensive Exam)
6 Credits of Approved Graduate Business Electives
Successful Completion of Comprehensive Exam
Total Units32

Course Sequence (Option A: Thesis)

FallUnitsSpringUnitsSummerUnits
ECON 7313ECON 7403ECON 7996
ECON 7323ECON 7433 
ECON 7333ECON 7613 
ECON 7383ECON 741 or graduate business elective3 
ECON 7841ECON 7841 
 13 13 6
Total Units: 32

Course Sequence (Option B: Comprehensive Exam Option)

FallUnitsSpringUnitsSummerUnits
ECON 7313ECON 7403graduate business elective3
ECON 7323ECON 7433graduate business elective3
ECON 7333ECON 7613Comprehensive Exam 
ECON 7383ECON 741 or graduate business elective3 
ECON 7841ECON 7841 
 13 13 6
Total Units: 32