M.A. Course Selection and Advisement

Listed below are sample course plans to give students a better idea about what their coursework timetable might look like. Please note that this is for illustration purposes only. If you have any questions or concerns regarding appropriate coursework, please make sure to contact the Assistant Director of the Masters Economics Program.

M.A.: Thirty credit hours including the five core M.A. courses. Successful completion of the M.A. Macro/Micro Comprehensive Examination.
***Please see the M.A. General Program options listed in the tables below***

M.A. & Advanced Certificate: Forty-Five credit hours including the five core M.A. courses, all of the required courses, and courses from approved electives (meaning 5 classes for the advanced certificate). Successful completion of the M.A. Macro/Micro Comprehensive Examination.

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M.A. and Advanced Certificate: Financial Economics (45 credits)
M.A. and Advanced Certificate: International Economics (45 credits)
M.A. and Advanced Certificate: Information and Internet Economics (45 credits)
M.A. and Advanced Certificate: Economics of Law and Regulation (45 credits)
M.A. and Advanced Certificate: Economics of Health Services (45 credits)
M.A. and Advanced Certificate: Urban and Regional Economics (45 credits)

Other area of study: Please consult with an advisor at in person or over email prior to registering for courses for each of the following specialized programs:

 

Other academic questions

The Micro & Macro Comprehesive Exams can be taken after you have taken Eco 505 & 507.

 


M.A. General Program Requirements (30 credits)

The M.A. General Program consists of 10 courses (30 credits) of which 8 courses must be Masters Economics courses. There are five required core classes for the M.A. program (ECO 505, ECO 507, ECO 580, ECO 581, & ECO 576) and there are five elecitves. Of the five electives, a minimum of three must be Masters Economics courses. The remaining two courses can be Masters Economics electives or approved elecitves from outside the department. Please see this webpage for a list of electives approved outside the department.

ECO 505   Microeconomics Theory

ECO 507   Macroeconomics Theory

ECO 580   Econometrics I

ECO 581   Econometrics II

ECO 576   Topics in Microeconomics

ECO Elective

ECO Elecitve

ECO Elective

ECO Elective or outside approved elective

ECO Elective or outside approved elective

Micro Comp Exam

Macro Comp Exam

(Each course is 3 credits)


 

M.A. General Program

1 year (Fall Admission)
Fall (Semester 1)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory 3
ECO 507 Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECO 580 Econometrics I 3
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
15 Credit Hours
Spring (Semester 2)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 576 Topics in Microeconomics 3
ECO 581 Econometrics II 3
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
15 Credit Hours
30 Credit Hours

 

Upon successful completion of the above 30 credit hours of coursework and passing both parts of the M.A. Comprehensive Exam, a student will confer the M.A. degree in Economics.


 

M.A. General Program (30 credits) with Financial Economics as electives

Note: Despite taking various Financial Economics electives, you would only confer the M.A. degree.

 

1 year (Fall Admission)
Fall (Semester 1)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory 3
ECO 507 Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECO 580 Econometrics I 3
ECO 526 Financial Economics 3
ECO 504 Financial Analysis and Reporting 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
15 Credit Hours
Spring (Semester 2)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 576 Topics in Microeconomics 3
ECO 581 Econometrics II 3
ECO 536 International Finance 3
ECO 527 Financial Economics II 3
ECO Financial Elective 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of the semester)
15 Credit Hours
30 Credit Hours

 

Upon successful completion of the above 30 credit hours of coursework and passing both parts of the M.A. Comprehensive Exam, a student will confer the M.A. Degree in Economics. Please note: to obtain a specialization or concentration in Financial Economics, a student must complete 45 credits hours.

 


 

M.A. General Program (30 credits — part-time, domestic)

 

2 Years (Fall Admission)
Fall (Semester 1)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory 3
ECO 507 Macroeconomics Theory 3
ECO 580 Econometrics I 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
9 Credit Hours
Spring (Semester 2)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 576 Topics in Microeconomics 3
ECO 581 Econometrics II 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
6 Credit Hours
Fall (Semester 3)
Course # Title Credits
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
9 Credit Hours
Spring (Semester 4)
Course # Title Credits
ECO Elective or Outside Approved 3
ECO Elective or Outside Approved 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
6 Credit Hours
30 Credit Hours

 

Upon successful completion of the above 30 credit hours of coursework and passing both parts of the M.A. Comprehensive Exam, a student will confer the M.A. degree in Economics. Please not that to obtain an Advanced Certificate in any specialization, daytime coursework is required.

Please note: A student needs to complete 10 classes (30 credits) for the M.A. Program This includes 5 core classes and 5 electives.