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 511Advanced Empirical Methods3
ECO 514Mathematical Economics4
ECO 615Advanced Microeconomic Theory3
ECO 617Advanced Macroeconomic Theory3
ECO 630Topics in Microeconomics3
ECO 650Topics in Macroeconomics3
ECO 671Topics in Applied Econometrics3
ECO 672Applied Time Series Analysis3
Total Credit Hours25

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 630Topics in Microeconomics3
ECO 685Economic Research Methods3

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

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