Economics, M.A. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
12 months
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7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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About

The Economics MA program from San José State University prepares graduates for research and policy positions in government and business. 

Overview

At the Economics MA program from San José State University, our teaching and research stress the importance of markets and institutions on political and socioeconomic outcomes. Although this program emphasizes general economics, it also guides students in the rigorous preparation necessary for doctoral programs.

Graduates with Economics from San José State University will be able to:

  • define, describe and illustrate a wide array of microeconomic concepts, using verbal, written, graphical and mathematical expression, and also be able to examine, assess and criticize policies, projects and other current events, using core microeconomic theory, through the advanced level.
  • define, describe and illustrate a wide array of macroeconomic concepts, using verbal, written, graphical and mathematical expression, and also be able to examine, assess and criticize policies, projects and other current events, using core macroeconomic theory, through the Advanced level.
  • describe the contours of, and differences and similarities between, qualitative and quantitative economic research methodologies, including the case study, historical narrative, applied econometric, and policy analysis methods, and to produce an original economic study using an economics methodology.
  • define, describe and illustrate advanced theoretical concepts, using verbal, written, graphical and mathematical expression, important to one or more of these areas, to discuss one or more research methods common to a specialist area, and to produce an original economic study using an economics methodology from the specialist area.
  • describe and explain conclusions, recommendations, and implications from theory and methods of micro and macro theory, and specialist areas of economics, using written, spoken and other forms of communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Methods for Economics 
  • Microeconomic Analysis 
  • Economic Research Methods 
  • Workshop in Policy Analysis
  • Seminar in Macroeconomic Analysis 
  • Seminar in Monetary Theory and Policy 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

32 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have at least a 3.0 (“B”) average in nine semester hours of approved San José State University courses in economics at the 100- or 200-level
  • Must obtain approval of a formal master’s degree program from the departmental graduate advisor and from the University Graduate Committee
  • Must have successfully completed the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)
  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
  • A 2.5 institutional GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full time study
  • English Language Proficiency Exam
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • U.S./Canada Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Declaration of Finance Form
  • Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Copy of Current Passport
  • Copy of Current Visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 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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