Since a robust background in applied economics allows analysts to make informed predictions about future trends, professionals who can understand and apply economic research are in high demand. Those who can analyze and interpret sophisticated economic data and intelligently apply economic theory are able to better assess the economic impact of key public policy questions. The Masters of Science in Applied Economics from AUM is a carefully designed program which offers rigorous training in quantitative analysis, economic modeling and econometrics. It prepares graduates to seek employment as program or policy analysts who are skilled in evidence-based quantitative methods.
The Masters of Science in Applied Economics is a cohort program, meeting one evening a week. It can be completed in three semesters and is a 10-course program (Core Courses for the MS in Applied Economics); of these, …eight courses will be in the core areas of applied economics and two courses will be for the specific tracks. Students in this graduate school program can choose between three tracks:
Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree, in any discipline, from an accredited institution. Additionally, candidates must complete a minimum of six (6) undergraduate semester hours of economics coursework or its equivalent, which may be pursued in conjunction with the degree program and must be completed within the first semester. GMAT or GRE scores are not required except for those applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The screening committee will consider the applicant’s previous academic record, and GMAT or GRE scores if necessary, in determining acceptance. Students must meet all AUM graduate program requirements.
Degree and Exit Requirements:
Students need to successfully complete all 10 courses in order to earn the Masters of Science in Applied Economics. An overall grade point average of at least a B is required for graduation.
Curriculum MS Applied Economics
Courses and Tracks:
Core Courses for the MS in Applied Economics
General Economics Track
Healthcare Economics Track
Economics of Government and Law Track
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