Economics, M.A. | Old Dominion University | Norfolk, United States
12 months
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
571 USD/credit 17130 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Economics at Old Dominion University is a flexible degree that can meet a wide range of student needs. The program allows students to pursue a traditional approach as preparation for entry into a doctoral program or an applied approach geared toward business and policy analysis in a specialized area.


Economics at Old Dominion University who have chosen to continue their graduate training have successfully completed Ph.D. programs at prestigious universities across the nation. Other graduates have become economics teachers, primarily at the community-college level. Some have gone to research and analysis positions in governmental agencies and private business firms. Still others have chosen to pursue careers in general business management.

Learning outcomes

All students in the program are trained in economic theory and research methods, and take several courses emphasizing business or government policy analysis in chosen specialty areas. An independent research program is required, permitting students to apply theory and empirical techniques to real-world problems.

The Department of Economics also encourages interdisciplinary training. The masters program can be adapted for students desiring a diverse background by combining economics with graduate courses in sociology, political science, computer science, statistics, modeling and simulation, finance, marketing research, or public administration. The Economics Department is especially strong in international economics and econometrics. The department is the home of the Old Dominion University Economic Forecasting Project, which generates economic forecasts and commentary about the region, state, and nation.

Classes are offered at times to accommodate both full-time and part-time students. Courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening at the main campus in Norfolk.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Economics
  • Advanced Economic Analysis: Microeconomics
  • Advanced Economic Analysis: Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Readings in Economics
  • Economic Methodology and Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and fee

  • Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree

  • All prior College/University transcripts and Diploma

  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency

  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)

  • Passport identification page, if avaliable

  • Requirements & deadlines vary by program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 571 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 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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