M.A. On Campus

Policy Economics

Tulane University

12 months
1093 USD/credit 39348 USD/year
1093 USD/credit 39348 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Policy Economics at Tulane University integrates economic analysis and quantitative methods in a program of study designed for practitioners.



Successful students will be prepared to enter the job market with a set of analytical skills designed for economic policy analysis. Whereas a Ph.D. in economics is a research degree, the M.A. in Policy Economics provides a curriculum of applied analysis and quantitative techniques better suited for the practitioner of economics.

The Policy Economics program offered by Tulane University provides students with a deep and broad exposure to the analytical methods of modern economics that can be applied to policy settings, without requiring the advanced mathematics training that is only essential to academic researchers. The program builds on the strengths of the bachelor's degrees in Economics at Tulane by increasing the required number of economics courses and expanding their rigor and depth. In courses offered jointly with the undergraduates, M.A. students are held to higher academic standards and are generally assigned supplementary research work. Successful students can expect to complete at least seven applied projects in the course of earning the M.A. degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometrics
  • Regulation
  • Health Economics & Policy
  • Economics of Taxation
  • Game Theory
  • Economics of Slavery

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution may be offered admission to the School of Liberal Arts graduate program if their academic record and personal attributes indicate the ability to pursue advanced study successfully.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen (or from a country in which English is the primary language) you are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. 
  • Applications must be submitted online; paper applications are no longer accepted. The application fee is $50 payable by credit card or checking account transfer at the time the application is submitted. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1093 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    39348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1093 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 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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