The UNCG Bryan School’s MA in Applied Economics program provides you with a unique combination of economic theory, policy analysis, and data analytics skills which give you the ability to identify, understand, and solve real-world problems. You’ll gain experience immersed in the same type of work that you’ll do after graduation, using the same analytical software most frequently used by Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions. Working under the guidance of faculty who conduct nationally- and internationally-recognized research, you will develop a skill set highly sought after by companies, comprised of a strong foundation of economic theory, mathematics, and econometrics, as well as an understanding of the fundamentals of policy analysis.
Customize your curriculum! Begin your program of study by earning a graduate certificate in Economics of Health Analytics or Quantitative Business Economics. You can choose to earn the second certificate (stack certificates) en route to completing the master’s degree.
Choose Your First Certificate
(12 Credit Hours)
Choose Your Second Certificate
(9 Credit Hours)
MA Core Knowledge
(12 Credit Hours)
Health Economic Analyst | Economic and Financial Modeling Specialist | Associate Research Analyst | Risk Analyst | Health Economist | Data Analyst | Statistics Programmer | Qualitative Specialist | Policy Analyst | Economic Advisor | Model Governance Analyst | Research Public Health Analyst
Lockheed Martin | Freddie Mac| Center for Naval Analyses | BB&T | Abt Associates | Luxottica Group| SynteractHCR | Goodwill Industries | Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta | NC Department of Commerce | World Leadership Survey Project | First Citizens Bank | RTI International
|Master’s Electives||12 hours|
|Data Methods||3 hours|
|Policy Analysis||3 hours|
|Master’s Core Knowledge||12 hours|
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The UNCG MA in Applied Economics program offers an exceptional return on your investment. Use the button below to learn more about our estimated program costs, which include tuition and fees based on the 2022-2023 Graduate Tuition and Fee Schedule and do not include the cost of textbooks or student health insurance. Tuition and fees vary depending on the program track pursued and the number of credit hours taken each semester. To learn more about finance and funding options available for Bryan School graduate programs, you may attend one of our helpful webinars that cover options for both domestic and international students.
The UNCG MA in Applied Economics program welcomes a variety of applicants, whether they come to us with years of professional experience or have just recently earned an undergraduate degree — business or otherwise.
|Fall Semester:||March 1 (Priority Deadline), May 15 (Final Deadline)|
|Spring Semester:||November 15|
If you still have questions regarding our MA in Applied Economics program please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.