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Applied Economics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Boston, MA, United States
Unlike most programs, The MA in Applied Economics from University of Massachusetts Boston curriculum provides foundational courses in orthodox and heterodox economic theory. The design of the program strongly emphasizes the set of skills necessary to do applied economic research.
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Overview

The Applied Economics program from University of Massachussetts Boston brings three distinctive features to the study of economics.

  • Insights from alternative economic approaches as well as traditional ones;
  • Emphasis on the practical application of key social science research methods; and
  • A focus on urban economic issues. 

Unlike most programs, our MA curriculum provides foundational courses in orthodox and heterodox economic theory. The design of the program strongly emphasizes the set of skills necessary to do applied economic research.

Career

Recent graduates from our program have found jobs working as economic analysts in:

  • US Federal government agencies like the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Agriculture, and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
  • State government including Massachusetts State Auditor, North Carolina Department of Commerce, and Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • Private and nonprofit organizations  (e.g. The Century Fund, Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, Tufts Medical Center; Bank of America, and ITR Research)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Applied Economics GIS Workshop
  • Introduction to Behavioral Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Urban Economic Environment
  • Economic Demography
  • Political Economy of Violent Conflict
  • Quantitive Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application deadline for national students: March 1st

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6

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    80

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General Requirements

  • GPA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Online Application and Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17466 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8948 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14529 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14529 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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