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Economics and Policy Analysis, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
In the Master of Science (MS) in Economics and Policy Analysis from DePaul University, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of economic theory and advanced skills in data analysis that position you to examine economic and business policies.

About

The research-driven curriculum in the Master of Science (MS) in Economics and Policy Analysis from DePaul University, prepares you to be a hands-on economic analyst.

Interested students participate in 12- to 16-week fellowships at private companies, a government agency, public policy institute, or nonprofit in Chicago, Washington D.C., or another city.

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

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Our faculty members bring their real-world experiences to the classroom. Associate Professor Gabriella Bucci has consulted for the World Bank, worked for the U.S. Department of Treasury, and has had her research published in leading economic journals. “Economics is so linked to public policy. … This degree program is an ideal combination of economic theory, policy analysis and hands-on experience with policymakers.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced microeconomics
  • Advanced macroeconomics
  • Research methods for policy analysis 
  • Microeconomics of market organization
  • Economics of the public sector 
  • International macroeconomics
  • Real analysis 
  • Business and economic forecasting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Generally, degrees may be completed in four quarters of full-time study (one academic year) or eight quarters of part-time study (two academic years or less).
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit your online application and the $60 application fee.
  • Submit an essay explaining your interest in the program and your professional goals.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. 
  • Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • Submit your GMAT/GRE Scores. GMAT/GRE Scores are required for applicants of this program, unless they qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver (see waiver policy).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1080 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1080 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1080 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1080 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    1080 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1080 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 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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