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60446 USD/year
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About

As one of University of Southern California most innovative Masters Programs, students will engage with a rigorous quantitative curriculum in order to learn how to apply economic theory to real-world problems. This Spatial Economics and Data Analysis MSc program will lead to students being able to synthesize data and abstract theories into real-world action.

Overview

Apply to the Spatial Economics and Data Analysis MSc program offered at University of Southern California. Work with globally recognized faculty from the Department of Economics and the Spatial Sciences Institute in the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences to identify business opportunities and address public policy challenges using location-based Big Data with insights from geographic information science (GIS), urban economics, and spatial econometrics.

Career Opportunities

  • Professionals with masters in economics and spatial data analysis education can bring new insights in emerging business opportunities, environmental trends, urban crime, congestion trends, real estate valuation, technology diffusion, and countless other commercial and social applications around the world.
  • Through internships, guest speakers, industry meet-ups, and other career development opportunities, students will build a professional network in Big Data industries and startups. The global geospatial industry is expected to grow at a 13.6% compound annual growth rate between 2017-2020 to reach US $440 billion in 2020.

Learning Objectives

Graduates will:

  • develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of spatial economics;
  • learn and apply spatial analysis and spatial modeling approaches to identify new business opportunities and new policy solutions addressing urban problems;
  • gain valuable research experience in analyzing spatial "Big Data"; and
  • develop professional development insights in this nascent field of spatial analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • Practice of Econometrics 
  • Urban Economics
  • Research Seminar in Spatial Economics and Data Analysis 
  • Concepts of Spatial Thinking 
  • Spatial Databases
  • Spatial Analysis 
  • Geospatial Data Integration 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in another country;
  • a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a score of 150 on the quantitative reasoning section; and

Students can be admitted into the program with various backgrounds. However, students are encouraged to have completed:

  • an introductory course in GIS and/or Remote Sensing (or proof of practical/field experience) and
  • an introductory course in Economics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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