Applied Economics

Mills College

1337 USD/credit
1337 USD/credit
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The master of arts (MA) in applied economics at Mills College prepares you to create meaningful change in a world shaped by interconnected economic forces. You’ll gain advanced skills for analyzing complex economic data to make strategic decisions affecting markets and policy.


The master of arts in applied economics at Mills College will prepare you to use quantitative data to test models of human behavior, make predictions about market outcomes, and develop sound policy. You’ll also be encouraged to examine the social consequences of economic decision making. Our program is more practical than a typical economics MA program and provides more quantitative training than an MBA program.

Reflecting the College’s interdisciplinary culture, your studies will include a core set of economics, computer science, and math and statistics courses. You’ll learn advanced empirical applications—econometric techniques and software packages such as “R” and “Stata”—and gain practical insights from standard economic theory, game theory, behavioral economics, and mathematical modeling. You’ll choose from electives in the following concentrations:

  • Quantitative methods
  • International economics
  • Industry and government
  • Environment
  • Finance

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • International Trade
  • International Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Migration and the Economy
  • Theories of International Relations

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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • It's easy to start your admission application process. Just complete the Mills application online and submit the $50 application fee.
  • All Mills graduate programs require a statement of purpose or artist's statement as part of the admission application.
  • We ask that you send us official transcripts (with grades) from the college or university from which you earned your bachelor's degree.
  • For the majority of Mills graduate programs, you'll need to ask two academic instructors to complete and submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • We ask non-native English speakers to submit scores from one of English proficiency exams.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1337 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    1337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1337 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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