Economics, M.A. | The City University of New York | New York City, United States
12 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Hunter’s master’s program in Economics at The City University of New York equips students with analytic tools that can be directly applied to business and public policy. 


The Economics program at The City University of New York integrates economic theory, quantitative methods and practical applications, and emphasizes elective courses in international trade and finance, economic development, financial economics, industrial organization, corporate governance, labor economics and public finance. 

Career perspectives

Hunter MAs regularly move into interesting, well-paid positions in business, government, and international organizations. They are equally prepared to enter PhD programs at top-ranking universities.

Learning outcomes

Under the direction of professors who combine distinguished academic credentials with wide experience in economic research and applications, students studying for an MA at Hunter may participate in such major ongoing projects as: taxation, government spending, and economic growth; earnings of immigrants and minority groups; saving and investment in rural economies; taxation and the regional economy; social security and public welfare; tax competition; health out-comes; corporate investment and financial decisions; regulatory policy; corporate control; location choices of immigrants.

The program is offered in the evening to accommodate students who hold full- and part-time jobs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  •  Microeconomic Theory
  •  Macroeconomic Theory
  •  Linear Econometric Analysis
  •  Non Linear Econometric Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the MA program in economics must provide their scores on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). 
  • In addition to the other general requirements for graduate admission to Hunter, the following departmental requirements must be met: at least 18 credits of undergraduate courses in economics, at least 9 credits of undergraduate courses in mathematics, and two letters of recommendation from college teachers, including one from a member of an economics department.
  • Students who have not completed these courses at the time of admission will be required to complete the needed course(s) during their first semester at Hunter. (Completion of such courses cannot be counted towards the MA.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • Resident:  $470 per credit
  • Non-resident:  $855 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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