2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin

Economics, Master of Arts

Program Director: Professor Ian Seda-Irizarry

The Master of Arts in Economics provides students with a comprehensive and foundational knowledge of applied economics. The program is distinct in that it requires students to examine the unjust and just application of economic analysis and subsequent policies. The program utilizes a heterodox/pluralist approach that focuses primarily on issues of justice such as diversity, equality and sustainability. The degree will require students to have a firm understanding of the theory, skills, and tools used by practitioners in the field. 

Students who complete this degree will be prepared to seek employment and promotion in the public and nonprofit sectors as economic analysts or to continue their education in PhD programs, law school, or other educational pursuits. Students will graduate with a distinct advantage by studying economics from multiple perspectives.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Economics requires 36 credits of coursework consisting of 8 required courses and 4 elective courses.

Core Requirements

ECO 713Political Economy

3

ECO 750Mathematics for Economists

3

ECO 720Macroeconomics

3

ECO 751Research Methods I - Quantitative Analysis

3

ECO 752Research Methods II

3

ECO 725Microeconomics

3

ECO 740Community Economic Development

3

ECO 799Seminar in Economics

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Electives

Select four courses:

ECO 710History of Economic Thought

3

ECO 711Economic History

3

ECO 715Contending Economic Theories

3

ECO 724Global Capitalism, Gender and Debt

3

ECO 745International Economics

3

ECO 746International Finance

3

ECO 760Political Economy of the Environment

3

ECO 780Global Political Economy of Work and Social Welfare

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 36