Applied Economics

University of North Carolina Greensboro

18 months
20933 USD/year
12600 USD/year
7466 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Applied Economics at University of North Carolina Greensboro is designed for students who seek careers in business, finance, or government as economists, forecasters, policy analysts, economic researchers, or managers with strong quantitative skills.


The University of North Carolina Greensboro graduates have been hired by employers in a wide variety of organizations such as research institutes, medical centers, financial institutions, and federal and state governments. Because our MA in Applied Economics program gives its graduates a unique combination of theory, policy analysis, and data analytic skills, our graduates are well positioned for promotions after their initial placements.

90% of our graduates, in recent years, have found work in their chosen fields within three months of graduation, with about half of those graduates having job offers in hand before graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Business Statistics or Mathematical Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Calculus
  • Mathematical Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Full admission to the MA in Applied Economics program requires a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average, the attainment of satisfactory GRE or GMAT scores, three letters of recommendation, and strong performance in the following coursework:

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Economics and Business Statistics II
  • Equivalent coursework in mathematics and statistics may substitute for the latter two. 
  • Complete online graduate school application  
  • GRE scores from a test taken within the past 5 years 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement that outlines professional goals (see below for a description)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20933 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31400 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    12600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    7466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


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