The Master of Science (MS) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees in Economics offered through the Department of Economics and Finance, by the Jon M. 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 rigorous courses in mathematical economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. Depending on a student's interests, the balance of his or her curriculum can be selected form a list of several elective courses. Nine academic courses are required, plus the thesis research course. That's right, ten courses, one year (or less), and one valuable degree.
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.