The Macro- and Micro-Benefits

Want a career in government agencies, financial institutions, consulting firms, think tanks, or non-governmental agencies? The MA in Economics program prepares you with a policy-oriented curriculum; faculty with links to think tanks, research institutions, and international organizations; and advanced statistical software used in applied economics research.
The Master’s in Economics program features:
  • Your choice of four tracks: General, Development Economics, Gender Analysis in Economics, or Financial Economic Policy.
  • A faculty that combines high quality teaching, an interest in economic policy, and serious scholarship.
  • A focus on courses dealing with global economic issues. Most faculty have research or have taught in other countries, and bring that experience to the classroom.
  • A Washington, DC location with access to extraordinary internship and employment opportunities.

Accelerator Admission

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
IELTS6.5, no subscore below 5.56.0, no subscore below 5.55.5
Available EntrySpring or FallSpring, Summer, or Fall
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
Completed courses in: Calculus 1, Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics.

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.
  • Econometrics I
  • Introduction to Mathematical Economics
  • Macro Theory
  • Research Methods

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree690
Progression IntoMaster’s degree programMaster’s degree programMaster’s Accelerator Program
Progression RequirementsGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course
Total credits required for degree: 30 credit hours

Tuition Costs

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