12 months
1433 USD/credit 45856 USD/year
1433 USD/credit 45856 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Economics at Northeastern University is a STEM-designated program designed to provide a solid foundation in economic theory, quantitative methods, and policy. It prepares students for multi-industry career opportunities or can be used as a stepping stone to a PhD program.


Northeastern University's Master of Science in Economics is a STEM-designated program, focused on both applied economic analysis and policy. The program is designed for students looking to enter the workforce in a range of fields, or as a stepping stone to a PhD program.

With eight required classes (four core classes and four electives), the Master of Economics program allows you to tailor your degree to your professional goals and economic interests. Core courses provide a solid foundation in economic theory and quantitative methods, while electives provide students with the opportunity to apply economic analysis to particular policy areas. A variety of tracks and specializations are available and make it simple to tailor the degree. Part business and part social science, our Master of Science in Economics prepares graduates for a range of careers in research and development, government, finance, healthcare, and more.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the program have gone on to work in a range of fields and industries. Some of their titles and companies include:

  • Assistant Vice President, Consumer Banking Operations at Bank of America
  • Investment Management Consultant at FactSet
  • Economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Programmer Analyst at the Mentor Network
  • Legislative Aide to Senator Mike Barrett (MA)
  • Research Executive at Millward Brown
  • Project Manager Assistant at Ounin Consulting
  • Global Assistant Allocation Analyst, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Senior Analyst, Web Strategy and Analytics
  • Program Assistant, Zhongrong International Trust

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Math and Statistics for Economists
  • Applied Econometric
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Experiential Integration
  • Algorithms
  • Data Management and Processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee – U.S. $75.00
  • Personal statement
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
  • English proficiency for international applicants
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1433 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    45856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1433 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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