Program Curriculum 30-33 Credit Hours
Master’s Electives (select 4-5 courses)

*ECO 630 Introduction to Cost Effectiveness
*ECO 637 Empirical Health Economics
*ECO 663 Predictive Data Mining OR ISM 645 Principles of Predictive Analytics
*ECO 664 Time Series and Forecasting
ECO 691 Economics Internship
*ECO 657 Managerial Economics

12-15 hours
Data Methods

*ECO 625 Data Methods in Economics

3 hours
Policy Analysis

*ECO 631 Applied Policy Methods

3 hours
Master’s Core Knowledge*

ECO 641 Microeconomics I
ECO 643 Econometrics
ECO 646 Macroeconomics

12 hours
(final term)

*Certificate course work may be counted towards master’s degree requirements.

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E-Portfolio

Our MA in Applied Economics program involves a significant amount of hands-on, real-world training analyzing large data sets. You’ll apply this knowledge in case studies and major projects. Throughout your program, you will contribute work to an e-Portfolio which serves as your program capstone and as a body of knowledge to present to prospective employers.

Development Opportunities

The program strongly encourages participation in Bryan Graduate Career Center opportunities such as workshops and trainings, employer spotlights, and one-on-one sessions with our Graduate Career Development Specialist who will help you build skills and connections for career success. All resources are available to online students.

Optional Certificate


Add a certificate or two to your degree, or choose your own course of study by selecting 12 credit hours in economics electives from across the master’s curriculum.

Economics of Health Analytics

ECO 625 Data Methods in Economics
ECO 630 Introduction to Cost Effectiveness
ECO 631 Applied Policy Methods
ECO 637 Empirical Health Economics

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Quantitative Business Economics

ECO 625 Data Methods in Economics
ECO 657 Managerial Economics
ECO 663 Predictive Data Mining OR ISM 645 Principles of Predictive Analytics
ECO 664 Time Series and Forecasting

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Have Questions?


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.

Contact Us

Ms. Savannah Martin

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
301F Bryan Building bryangrad@uncg.edu 336-334-4657

Ms. Jennifer Chapman

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
301K Bryan Building j_chapm2@uncg.edu 336-256-1432

Dr. Dora Gicheva

Associate Professor
Bryan 459 D_Gichev@uncg.edu

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