College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Department of Applied Economics
Masters Program in Economics and Statistics
The Master of Science (MS) degree in Economics and Statistics is offered through the Department of Applied Economics, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Science), is primarily intended to prepare students for subsequent doctoral study in Economics. Consequently, students are required to take the same first-year core theory and econometrics courses as the PhD students. Our graduates in Economics and Statistics are well-prepared to continue their studies at the doctoral level, particularly in programs with a strong quantitative emphasis. Graduates have recently continued their studies at a variety of institutions, including Brown University, the University of Oregon, Harvard Law School, University of California at Irvine, and George Mason University.
To complete an MS degree in Economics and Statistics, students are required to: