Advanced Certificate Program
The Department of Economics offers students pursuing an Economics Masters degree two options: the M.A. in economics, and the combined M.A. in economics and advanced certificate in applied economics. The department encourages all students contemplating the Masters degree program to consider the enhancements offered by the certificate option. The advanced certificate provides applied specialization and application not possible solely through the Masters degree program alone.
An M.A. in Economics with an Advanced Certificate specialization in applied economics prepares you for a wide range of professional careers. It is attractive to job recruiters because of the excellent background it provides in critical thinking and quantitative analysis. Additionally, employers will notice that the advanced certificate in combination with your Masters degree gives you a very marketable skill set.