24 months
23440 USD/year
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Our master’s degree in Applied Economics at Illinois State University links basic economic theory and statistical techniques to real-world problems faced by decision makers.

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Educational opportunities

With emphasis on extensive training in econometrics and forecasting, exposure to working with large and diverse data sets, and a wide range of statistical software, this program gives students the applied skills that employers demand and provides those pursuing advanced degrees an edge in gaining admission to top Ph.D. programs.

The master’s degree in Applied Economics at  Illinois State University  is designed to train students in the quantitative and applied economic skills that will best enhance their future employment opportunities as economists, research analysts, or planners in the private and public sectors. While the curriculum is structured as a terminal degree in applied economics and many graduates have advanced to doctoral-level programs in economics and in related disciplines, the program is also well suited for individuals who wish to return to school to obtain a graduate degree in a business-related discipline for the purpose of career advancement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles Of Microeconomics 
  • Principles Of Macroeconomics 
  •  Individual And Social Choice 
  • Principles Of Economics 
  •  Economic Reasoning Using Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

  • Bachelor’s degree, minimum 2.8-3.25 GPA and English language requirements in one of the following tests. Additional requirements may apply.
  • Note: Entry requirements are subject to change and may vary by program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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