International Economics in a Truly Global City

With the MA in International Economics program, the courses are theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented. And the emphasis is on economics, political economy, and policymaking focused on international trade and finance.
The Master’s in International Economics program features:
  • A capstone project where you apply your knowledge to address a major issue in contemporary international economics.
  • A faculty that combines high quality teaching, an interest in economic policy, and serious scholarship.
  • Advanced statistical software commonly used in applied economics research and policy analysis.
  • A Washington, DC location with access to extraordinary internship and employment opportunities.

Accelerator Admission
Details (2018)

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
GPA3.03.03.0
IELTS6.56.05.5
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.
  • Introduction to Mathematical Economics
  • 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: 39 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English LanguageCost Per Credit After Accelerator1Total Credits Required For Degree
Master’s in Biotechnology$20,653$29,315$8,165$1,64239

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 between 12-16 credits per semester.


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