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Applied Economics (M.S.)

Course Description

As a student of Applied Economics, you will be prepared to work at a private firm or government agency in forecasting, market research or policy analysis. You'll be learning in a program that emphasizes the practical aspects of economic theory and provides a solid foundation in advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and forecasting. Coursework focuses on economic theory, applications of theory, research methods and empirical analysis.

Program Highlights

Students can work toward a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Science in Applied Economics simultaneously through the 5-year track for undergraduates.
Opportunities available to engage in research with faculty members.
Prepares students for jobs in business, government and non-profit institutions that require advanced quantitative skills.
Graduate assistantship positions available each year in both the fall and spring semesters.
Prepares students for Ph.D. programs in economics, applied economics and finance.

Program Distinctions

All faculty hold doctorates in economics.
Faculty research has been published in "American Economic Review," "Economics Letters," "Journal of Economic Education," "Journal of International Economics," "Journal of Money, Credit and Banking," "Public Choice" and the "Rand Journal of Economics.
Graduates have gone on to jobs in the private sector and government, especially in the banking industry. Others have been accepted into Ph.D. programs in economics or applied economics throughout the country.

Visit the Applied Economics (M.S.) page on the St. Cloud State University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Admission RequirementsGPA: 2.75The GRE or GMAT is required of all applicants who possess only a baccalaureate degree. The GRE or GMAT is also required of applicants with a post-baccalaureate degree. Previous GRE or GMAT scores may be submitted.Prerequisites or equivalents: ECON 405, ECON 406, MATH 221.

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