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MSEco Program

Master of Science in Economics

Degree Requirements
Students may earn the Master of Science in Economics by fulfilling the requirements of one of the two options detailed below:

  1. Thesis option: Complete 24 hours of course work (including ECO 5001, 5002, 5310, and 5315) plus a six-hour thesis (30 credit hours total).Eighteen hours of course work must be in economics (prefixed by ECO), and 15 of these 18 hours must be at the 5000-level. Additionally, 18 hours of course work, whether within or outside of economics, must be at the 5000-level. Only those 4000-level courses approved for graduate credit (i.e., courses that appear in the Graduate Catalog) will count toward the degree's requirements.
  2. Non-thesis option: Complete 36 hours of course work (including ECO 5001, 5002, 5310, 5315, and 5343) (36 credit hours total). Twenty-four hours of course work must be in economics (prefixed by ECO), and 15 of these 24 hours must be at the 5000-level. Additionally, 24 hours of course work, whether within or outside of economics, must be at the 5000-level. Only those 4000-level courses approved for graduate credit (i.e., courses that appear in the Graduate Catalog) will count toward the degree's requirements.
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