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About

The Master of Arts in Economic Policy program at Boston University is an intensive three-semester course of study combining a strong foundation in economics with the management methods appropriate for students interested in careers as policy analysts and decision-makers in government, nonprofit institutions, international organizations, and the private sector.

Overview

Key facts

The core of the Economic Policy program at Boston University provides a foundation in economic theory and its application, quantitative methods, and the basic tools of management analysis. The MAEP permits in-depth specialization in two policy and management fields drawn from courses offered in both the Department of Economics and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Subject to department approval, up to four course credits can be earned through an internship providing on-site working experience relevant to economics research and policy making. The MAEP is a STEM-designated degree program.

Applicants to this program should have, or be expecting, a bachelor’s degree in economics, economics and mathematics, or a closely related discipline (from an institution recognized by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences).

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of fundamental economic principles and be able to apply these ideas to analyze public policies, business practices, and real-world events.
  • Have the ability to apply mathematical methods, through modeling and large-scale data analysis.
  • Acquire fundamental understanding of management science or economic policy sufficient to be well prepared for a professional career in the public or private sector.
  • Be able to conduct scholarly and/or non-academic work in a professional and ethical manner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Development
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Industry
  • International Trade and Finance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

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Other requirements

General requirements

National

  • Transcripts
  • Two academic recommendations (MA)
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose
  • Official GRE General Test score report

International

  • Certified English translations of all transcripts and academic records.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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