The Master of Science (MS) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees in Economic Theory offered through the Department of Economics and Finance, Huntsman School of Business, are intended to prepare students for subsequent doctoral study in Economics or to pursue a career as an analyst in business or government. Students are required to take the same first-year core economic theory and econometrics courses as generally required of PhD students. Students who choose to do an MA are required to satisfy the foreign language requirement by earning an additional 15 credits in the study of a foreign language.
Our graduates in Economics are well prepared to continue their studies at the doctoral level or to begin a career as an analyst. Graduates have recently continued their studies at a variety of institutions, including the University of Washington, Florida State University, University of California at Irvine, and George Mason University. Others have chosen to work at the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and private for-profit and non-profit companies.