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Applied Economics

University of North Carolina Greensboro

18 months
15333 USD/year
9666 USD/year
6000 USD/year
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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.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has reaffirmed UNCGs accreditation unconditionally for 10 years. SACSCOC is the main organization that accredits schools and colleges in the Southern United States.

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

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  • International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application early, at least 30 days prior to the posted departmental deadline.


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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

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  • International

    15333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23000 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    9666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • In-State

    6000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 USD for the full programme during 18 months.


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