12 months
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At the Economics MA program from University of South Carolina you’ll develop real-world economic and financial experience, covering a vast array of industry-related topics such as sales and revenue forecasting, marketplace trend analysis, econometric modeling and more — all of which are some of the most sought-after skills in business and government today.


Why Choose the Economics MA program from University of South Carolina?

  • Flexible Curriculum

You’ll select from one of three tracks: economics, financial economics or thesis. Each track includes a common core of macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics and statistics and student-selected electives, allowing for personalization that fits your career interests — whether you want to work in business, government or the finance sector or go on to earn a Ph.D.

  • Top-Ranked Faculty

You’ll learn from world-renowned faculty who are not only thought leaders in their fields but have relevant industry experience in banking and finance as well as state, national and international economics. What’s more, you’ll be paired with a faculty advisor who will help you select classes and guide you through the program.

  • Increased Earning Potential

By investing two semesters beyond a bachelor’s degree, you’ll vastly increase your skillset and see a significant salary increase upon graduation. Non-thesis track students go on to work at top corporations and government agencies; thesis-track students are accepted into esteemed doctoral programs across the nation.

Where Can Your Economics Degree Take You?

  • Business (small or corporate)
  • Ph.D. research or teaching in economics, finance or law
  • Government
  • Private or public industry
  • Public policy administration

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Calculus
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required to be considered for admission to the MAEcon program. The average undergraduate GPA is approximately 3.3. Applicants are eligible for review who have the following minimums: At least 40th percentile GRE or GMAT Quantitative, At least 40th percentile GRE or GMAT Verbal, An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8.
  • Standardized Test
  • Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 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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