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Economic Development

Murray State University

10 months
544 USD/credit
544 USD/credit
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A master's degree in Economic Development from Murray State University will prepare you to work in the field of local and regional economic development. Whether you're earning your degree on campus or online, you'll gain classroom and practical training to help you succeed in the real world. 


The Master of Science in Economic Development  from Murray State University program gives you the knowledge and skills to more effectively boost the local economy, infrastructure and services, develop workforce, enhance business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts and develop sustainable communities. 

You will be trained in using Geographic Information System (GIS), IMPLAN and other statistical as well as economic methods to make effective and informed decisions.


  • Executive Director of Economic Development Corporation
  • City Planner
  • State Planner
  • Federal Government Economic Development Agency
  • Community Planner
  • Corporate Strategy

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Economic Development Methods 
  • Directed Study in Economic Development
  • Cost Benefit Analysis 
  • Economic Development Finance
  • Directed Study in Economic Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must meet the Murray State University admission requirements,
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 OR a GMAT score of 450 (or GRE score of 289) 
  • Transcripts for all years of university (with university's grading scale)
  • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
  • University Degree OR Graduation Certificate
  • If the graduation certificate is not written in English, you must also submit a certified translation
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
  • Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    544 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 544 USD per credit during 10 months.
  • National

    544 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 544 USD per credit during 10 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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