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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.

Typical Degree Plan

Fall 1
ECO 5001 Research Seminar 0 hours
ECO 5315 Microeconomics 3 hours
ECO 5347 Econometrics 3 hours
ECO 5V98 Data Science 1 3 hours

Spring 1
ECO 5002 Research Seminar 0 hours
ECO 5310 Macroeconomics 3 hours
ECO 5349 Causal inference 3 hours
Elective

Fall 2
5V99 Thesis OR ECO 5343 History Economic Thought 3 hours (required for non-thesis option)
Elective
Elective

Spring 2
5V99 Thesis OR Elective
Elective
Elective

Economics Electives:
ECO 4345 Math Analysis in Economics 3 hours
ECO 5317 Government and regulation 3 hours
ECO 5318 Game Theory 3 hours
ECO 5320 Economics of Government 3 hours
ECO 5314 Experimental Economics 3 hours
ECO 5334 Economic Development 3 hours
ECO 5338 Comparative Economic Systems 3 hours
ECO 5330 International Trade 3 hours
ECO 5350 Health Economics 3 hours
ECO 5V98 Topics in Econometrics 3 hours
ECO 5V98 Data Science 2 3 hours

Other Electives:
Any 5000-level course or 4000-level course listed in the graduate catalog.

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