Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

About the Program

The Economics Department Master’s in Applied Economics

  • Is designed for people currently working in a policy setting or for those desiring jobs as economists in a variety of settings in which economic policy analysis is relevant;
  • Offers a unique blend of training in both graduate-level theory and directly applicable practical tools; and
  • Can be pursued as a five-year BA/MA sequence for our own undergraduate majors.

Our program brings three distinctive features to the study of economics.

  • Insights from alternative economic approaches as well as traditional ones;
  • Emphasis on the practical application of key social science research methods; and
  • A focus on urban economic issues. 

Unlike most programs, our MA curriculum provides foundational courses in orthodox and heterodox economic theory. The design of the program strongly emphasizes the set of skills necessary to do applied economic research.