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Economics, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #551 (QS) , MO, | Online
The Department of Economics offers graduate work leading to the master of arts and the doctor of philosophy degrees. The program prepares students for careers in government and private enterprises, colleges, universities and research institutions through training in the techniques and applications of economic analysis, interpretation of data and the formulation and appraisal of public policy. 

About

The Department of Economics takes a global view of economics, with an emphasis on applied problems. An economics major prepares students for careers in business and government and for graduate work in areas such as economics, business and law. A basic understanding of economics develops insight into the many issues facing contemporary society, such as corporate downsizing, environmental pollution, urban decay, poverty, international trade, health care, educational reform, politics and sports deals.

Accreditation

Officially accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri  is a very large coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Applied Econometrics 
  • Research Workshop 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • Official GRE scores (GRE scores are not required for the online/distance Master of Arts program.)

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    146

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    155

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Students with a bachelor’s degree in any field may apply for admission into the master’s program. Applicants are admitted on the basis of an undergraduate record, with particular emphasis on performance in economics, mathematics, and statistics courses, performance on the GRE, and letters of recommendation. Although the graduate program assumes mathematical background through calculus (normally two or three semesters of college calculus), as well as undergraduate economics training, applicants with more limited backgrounds may be accepted into the program. Such individuals will be assigned supporting course work, some or all of which may be counted toward fulfilling requirements.

 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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