Economics- Master of Arts

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Economics, Suite 2054
Farmer School of Business, 513-529-2836
fsb/academics/economics/academics/graduate-program

This program prepares students for careers as professional economists, equipped to serve academia, government, and the business world. Accordingly, this program provides a background in economics that can serve as a terminal degree or preparation for further graduate study. Emphasis is on theoretical and statistical techniques used in the investigation of empirical problems.

The Farmer School of Business also offers a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy; these programs are described under their alphabetical listings.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have completed, with a grade of C or better: intermediate-level courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, at least one course in calculus, and at least one course in statistics. Additional mathematics courses are strongly recommended. GRE examination scores and three letters of recommendation should be sent to the department address listed above.

Program Requirements

(31 semester hours)

Concentration in Applied Economics

ECO 514Mathematical Economics4
ECO 615Advanced Microeconomic Theory3
ECO 617Advanced Macroeconomic Theory3
ECO 663Econometrics3
ECO 671Topics in Applied Econometrics3
ECO 672Applied Time Series Analysis3
Select 6 hours from ECO 640, ECO 650, or any approved 500/600 level course6
Select the Thesis or Project Option6
Total Credit Hours31

Thesis Option

ECO 700 Thesis Research 6

Students must pass a written, oral, or combined examination on their research paper and related study in economics.

Project Option

ECO 690Master's Research6

Students must pass a written, oral, or combined examination on their project and related study in economics.

Concentration in Financial Economics

ECO 514Mathematical Economics4
ECO 615Advanced Microeconomic Theory3
ECO 617Advanced Macroeconomic Theory3
ECO 663Econometrics3
ECO 671Topics in Applied Econometrics3
ECO 672Applied Time Series Analysis3
FIN 635Investment Management3
FIN 675Applied Advanced Corporate Finance3
Select thesis or project option6
Total Credit Hours31

Thesis Option

ECO 700 Thesis research6

Students must pass a written, oral, or combined examination on their research paper and related study in economics.

Project Option

ECO 690Master's Research6
Research project and paper conducted under supervision of a faculty member

Students must pass a written, oral, or combined examination on their project and related study in economics.