International Economics

The American University Master in International Economics degree is offered by the School of International Service in cooperation with AU’s Department of Economics. One step further than the International Affairs: International Economic Relations (IER) degree, it is designed for those who have previously majored or minored in economics. Students focus on economic analysis in the international spectrum, with core courses covering mathematical economics, economic theories of trade, and others.

Accelerator Admission
Details (2018)

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program Master’s Accelerator Program Pre-Sessional English Language
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5, with no subscore below 5.5 6.0, with no subscore below 5.5 5.5
Available Entry Spring or Fall Spring, Summer, or Fall
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Introduction to Mathematical Economics
  • Applied Econometrics I
  • International Economics

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program Master’s Accelerator Program Pre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree 6 9 0
Progression Into Master’s degree program Master’s degree program Master’s Accelerator Program
Progression Requirements GPA of 3.25 with no grade lower than B. GPA evaluated is based on degree classes only. GPA of 3.25 with no grade lower than B. GPA evaluated is based on degree classes only. Successful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course
Total credits required for degree:  39-42 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program Master’s Accelerator Program Pre-Sessional English Language
Master’s in International Economics $20,653 $29,315 $8,165

Note: Pre-Sessional English Language costs represent Spring and Fall 2018. Price varies for summer semester. Please visit accelerator.american.edu/masters-accelerator/tuition for more detailed costs.

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes 9 credits per semester.

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