M.A. On Campus


The University of Texas at San Antonio

12 months
16068 USD/year
16068 USD/year
4002 USD/year
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The Economics program of The University of Texas at San Antonio incorporates the traditional social sciences-oriented master's program in economics with modern quantitative methods and applied analytical tools. 


Basic Degree Information/Description

The focus of the Economics program of The University of Texas at San Antonio is on application and practice of economic theory. The program is designed to serve the need for a terminal graduate degree for professional economists and also to lay the groundwork for students who wish to pursue the PhD degree. 

There are three degree concentrations: general economics, financial economics and business data analysis and forecasting to choose from. The concentration of general economics is designed to prepare students for further graduate studies in economics, while the concentrations of financial economics and business data analysis and forecasting are designed to prepare students for professional careers in private industry.

No thesis is required for the degree. Only students in the concentration of general economics may choose a thesis option and this option requires previous outstanding research and coursework. The program and admissions are supervised by the Economics Graduate Program Committee, which includes the Economics Graduate Director. General requirements for completion of the program consist of required courses, electives and a comprehensive examination.

Why pursue an ­­­­­M.A. in Economics at UTSA?

High Value of an Economics Degree:

  • Job candidates with a master’s degree in economics earned an average annual wage of $91,860 in 2012. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Economics is ranked the 10th best master’s degree for jobs. (Source: Forbes)

Career Options Available

The program is helpful to those who seek careers in the public sector such as local, state, and federal economic and financial agencies as well as those who seek opportunities in the private sector such as investment, banking, insurance, business management, forecasting and marketing firms, manufacturing and engineering, energy, retailing and trade companies.  The program is also helpful to those who aspire to pursue further studies such as a Ph.D. in Economics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Issues
  • Econometrics and Business Forecasting
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Trade and Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in economics or related field
  • Applicants are expected to meet the foundation requirements which represent three bodies of knowledge that need to be acquired prior to entering the program. The three foundation areas are economic theory, mathematics and statistics. Students who are admitted to the program but do not meet the foundation requirements are required to make up the foundation requirements prior to or during the first year of the program
  • A completed a Graduate School application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America
  • Letters of reference are required
  • A statement of purpose is required
  • GMAT or General GRE, not older than five years
  • English language proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

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    16068 USD/year
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    16068 USD/year
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  • In-State

    4002 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4002 USD per year during 12 months.


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