M.A. On Campus

Applied Economics

Western Kentucky University

12 months
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Applied Economics at Western Kentucky University offers two concentrations: general and mathematical methods. The general concentration emphasizes the training of students with backgrounds in economics and other arts and sciences for careers that require strong quantitative skills, technical tools, and communication abilities that can be applied to a broad range of subjects. 


The mathematical methods concentration is designed for students with a strong background in mathematics to gain applied knowledge in economics.

Students in either concentration may also enroll in approved courses from related master programs including but not limited to the Master in Business Administration, the Master in Public Administration, and the Master in Health Administration to enhance their range of knowledge and experience. In addition to course work, the program utilizes practicum, an end-of-program applied project, and non-credit workshops to build specific technical skills and to enhance employability of graduates.


  • General (ECGE)
  • Mathematical Methods (ECMM)

Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP)

This Applied Economics degree at Western Kentucky University offers a Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP) which provides academically outstanding students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years.  Contact the graduate program coordinator for additional information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regression and Econometric Analysis 
  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Applied Macroeconomic Theory
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Forecasting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
147 (verbal)
147 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate School admission application which includes submission of official undergraduate degree transcripts.1
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student's academic performance.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale).
  • Official GRE score taken within the last five years. Minimum GRE quantitative score of 147 on a 170 point scale. Alternate graduate admission test scores such as the GMAT or LSAT will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 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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