M.A. On Campus


Ohio University

12 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
6996 USD/year
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The MA in Economics at Ohio University's mission is to provide students with rigorous quantitative and analytical skills to find a career in the public/private sector or pursue a Ph.D. degree in economics. The program emphasizes practical applications of economic theory.


The MA in Economics at Ohio University is organized to provide students with analytical tools by which they can use to solve many economic problems existing in the real world. The program provides students with practical econometric skills that are popularly used in both private and public sectors.

Advantages of the M.A. in Economics

  • Funding opportunities are available on a competitive basis.
  • One-year program with small class sizes that allow students to work closely with each other and with faculty.
  • Courses focus on advanced quantitative methods (ranging from panel data models and difference-in-difference to the synthetic control method and forecasting techniques) using large databases in R and Stata.
  • Faculty provide advice and support to students applying to job positions, Ph.D. programs, and internships.
  • The program qualifies as an Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT).

Career and Professional Opportunities and Placement

  • The Applied Economics degree offered by Ohio University prepares students for employment opportunities in both private and public sectors. Alternative placements include think tanks, consulting firms, research institutes, government agencies, international organizations, and private corporations.
  • Recent job placement of former students includes firms and institutions such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis (Alexandria, VA), Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (Washington, D.C.), Huntington National Bank (Columbus, OH), Institute for Defense Analyses (Alexandria, VA), Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, OH), Optymyze (Philadelphia area), and Realogy Holdings Corp. (New York City), among others.
  • The M.A. in Economics also provides students with opportunities to continue graduate studies. Ph.D. programs in which OHIO students were accepted recently include the University of California–Santa Cruz, Georgetown, George Washington, Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers, Stony-Brook, Washington State, and Wisconsin-Madison, among others.

Possible career paths:

  • Data Analyst: Work with and analyze large economic datasets.
  • Research Analyst: Research and analyze economic phenomena.
  • Financial manager: Analyze economic aspects of a company or organization.
  • Policy analyst: Analyze economic problems and recommend policies.
  • College instructor: Instruct students in different areas of economics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Game Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • U.S. bachelor's equivalent degree from an accredited degree granting institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0. The equivalent of a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a scale of 4.0 is required.
  • A completed online application for admission:(opens in a new window) Official copies of all transcripts and graduation diploma and bachelor's degree certificate are required in English. These documents should be issued by the degree granting university. For international students, the transcripts should be in English and the local language, i.e. Mandarin.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • International Students: For the Graduate College to issue the certificate of eligibility, a completed financial support form, sponsor letters as applicable, and bank statements will be required. See information about these requirements(opens in a new window).
  • Personal Statement: State your education background, career objectives, and why you have chosen to pursue a master's degree in applied economics.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3498 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 USD /month
Living costs

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


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