Fast Facts: Master of Arts in Applied Economics

Credits Required 30 semester hours
Time to Completion Three semesters
Available Concentrations Applied Economics
Data Analytics
Policy Analysis
Total Estimated Cost of Degree, 2016-2017
(including tuition, fees, and differential tuition)
NC Residents: $12,031
Out of State: $32,204
Priority Deadline for Funding February 15
Last Day to Apply May 1
Funding for Students UNCG Graduate School Fellowships and Scholarships
Bryan School Fellowships and Scholarships
Graduate Assistantships in the Economics Department
Research Assistantships for Grant-Funded Research
Federal student loans available for US citizens
Completion Rate 80% of the students entering the program with needed prerequisite courses completed the degree in 4 semesters
50% of the students entering the program completed the degree in 3 semesters
Placement Rates 50% of graduates had job offers in hand before graduation
90% of graduates found positions in their field within 3 months of graduation
Apply Start your ApplicationApplications due by May 1st

The MA in Applied Economics program at UNCG remains one of the best investments a student can make. It is a professional degree, designed to jump-start your career as a professional economist. The integrated curriculum blends applied micreconomic theory with training in policy analysis and data analytics to prepare students to solve real-world problems for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Bank of America, RTI International, United Guaranty, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Fidelity Investments, and dozens of other employers who rely on data-based decision making.

This is the best economics graduate program for students who want to begin or continue their studies of economic theory and economic problems without limiting their careers to academia.

Interested? Check our MA Admission page to learn more about how to qualify for admission, then read through our guide to Graduate Application for detailed information on how to apply for admission to our next fall cohort.

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