12 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Data analytic skills are in high demand. In the Economics program at Virginia Commonwealth University, you’ll develop advanced quantitative skills and gain a competitive edge in the private and public sectors.


The Economics program at Virginia Commonwealth University is also excellent preparation for entering a doctoral program in economics or finance. Effective Fall 2019, this program is classified as STEM.

The program consists of a six-course core focused on state-of-the-art modeling and data analytic skills. Specialize in one of our pre-designed concentrations or customize your own program with the remaining four courses:

  • Financial economics: Develop expertise in financial markets.
  • Health economics: Focus on health systems and policy.
  • Statistics: Choose a data-analytic intensive course of study.
  • General option: Work with a faculty adviser to structure a program of study tailored to your interests and career goals.

The degree can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. The M.A. in economics is an evening program. Some concentrations may require daytime courses.

Careers in the field:

  • Risk analysts
  • Public policy analysts
  • Financial managers
  • Data scientists
  • Economic analysts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Econometric Time-series Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant must provide a personal statement discussing reasons for pursuing graduate study
  • All applicants must present grades (marks) that reflect superior ability and serious effort
  • All non-native English-speaking applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency
  • Individual departments or schools may have special requirements such as the Graduate Record Examination or Graduate Management Admission Test
  • Prospective students who have studied outside of the U.S. must provide an official course-by-course external credential evaluation as a required part of the admission process
  • Proof of adequate funds to live and study full time at VCU by submitting an I-20 DS Request Form accompanied by an original bank verification letter
  • A $70 state-required application fee

Tuition Fee

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    25956 USD/year
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  • National

    25956 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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