Applied Economics & Statistics

Clemson University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
26850 USD/year
26850 USD/year
12450 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students who earn a Master of Science (MS) in Applied Economics & Statistics (AES) at Clemson University learn to apply economic theory, design experiments or surveys, estimate econometric models, and test hypotheses with inferential statistics to analyze human behavior, business practice, or government policy.


The behavior, practice, or policy might relate to agriculture, credit markets, environmental or natural resource management, forestry, health care, insurance, marketing, property rights, regional economic growth, regulation, stock markets, sports businesses, or sustainable development.

Learning outcomes

Faculty from the John E. Walker Department of Economics, other economists in the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences, and statisticians from the Dept. of Mathematical Sciences teach the required and most of the elective courses. The John E. Walker Department of Economics is the administrative home of the program. Raymond Sauer is the Chair of the Department.

Graduates of the Applied Economics & Statistics program at Clemson University have used their skills to fill increasingly valuable niches for data analyses and management in the public or private sector. Employers of recent graduates include these: Ag­South Farm Credit, Archer Daniels Midland, BB&T Bank, BBDO Atlanta, Black Book, Cardno Entrix, Delta Airlines, Epic,Florida Farm Bureau, Fractal Analytics, Impact DataSource, Ipsos, Greenville Technical College, Medical University of South Carolina, National Golf Foundation, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College,Resurgent Capital Services, Town of Caswell Beach in North Carolina, Tri-County Technical College, U.S. Forest Service,USAA Federal Savings Bank, and Vision Recycling. Other graduates subsequently earn doctorates in economics, agricultural and applied economics, or statistics.

Programme Structure

  • The program develops analytical skills that enable students to conduct research on economic issues, emphasizing empirical analysis that is firmly grounded in economic theory. The first two years of the program builds student skills in economic theory and its application. 
  • Beginning in the spring semester of the second year, the focus shifts toward field courses, writing, and the development of a research agenda. 
  • The cornerstones of the program are (I) comprehensive proficiency in economic theory and econometrics; (II) proficiency in two or more fields of economics; (III) the second-year paper, completed in the spring semester in conjunction with a field course; (IV) the third year workshop; and (V) the dissertation. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • The Clemson University Graduate School oversees the admissions process for all graduate programs at Clemson University. Criteria used in making decisions will vary according to the college and program you’re applying for, but all decisions include an evaluation of your potential for graduate-level work and the ability of a program to accommodate additional students.
  • Typically, each academic department accepting graduate students will form an admissions committee and review all requests, then forward the committee’s recommendations to the Graduate School for final approval and processing. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13425 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13425 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6225 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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