New Program Length Options

The Economics Department is pleased to announce that we have added two longer Master’s program options (18-month and 24-month) to the existing accelerated 10-month option.

Regardless of their chosen program length, all students will begin classes together during the summer (mid-July start). For students entering the program in July 2016, the 10-month track will lead to completion of the degree in May 2017; the 18-month degree and 24-month tracks will lead to completion in December 2017 and May 2018, respectively. The degree requirements, including completion of the core courses and 30 graded credit hours, will be the same for all degree tracks. A thesis option is not required (or offered) in any of the degree tracks.

A longer degree option can be a good fit for many students, including those looking to:

  • complete the degree at a slower pace
  • work part-time or pursue an internship while completing the degree
  • build a stronger profile for PhD applications or private-sector jobs
  • take additional Economics courses

The following chart provides a side-by-side comparison of the three program tracks. The program staff will work closely with individual students on their course choices and the progress to degree.

Semester 10-month 18-month 24-month
Summer Math for Economists
Probability & Statistics
Optional: Real Analysis
Math for Economists
Probability & Statistics
Optional: Real Analysis
Math for Economists
Probability & Statistics
Optional: Real Analysis
Fall Microeonomics
Econometrics
Macroeconomics
1 elective
Microeconomics
Econometrics
Macroeconomics or 1 elective
Microeconomics
Econometrics
Macroeconomics or 1 elective
Spring 3-4 electives 2-3 electives
Optional: Internship
1-3 electives
Optional: Internship
Fall Macroeconomics (if not yet taken)
2-3 electives
Optional: Internship
Macroeconomics (if not yet taken)
1-3 electives
Optional: Internship
Spring 1-3 electives
Optional: Internship

 

The 18-month and 24-month programs involve additional costs, specifically per-semester charges and (for courses beyond the 30 credit requirement) per-credit charges. For more details, visit the Tuition page.