Applied Economics, M.A. | University of Oklahoma | Norman, United States
24 months
19966 USD/year
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The Department of Economics offers the Applied Economics track for a Master's Degree from University of Oklahoma.


About the Applied Economics program from University of Oklahoma

This track provides rigorous training in economics and is designed for students seeking jobs in either the private or public sectors. The first year coursework of this program coincides with the first year coursework of the Ph.D. program, so this track is also appropriate for students who might wish to purse a Ph.D. degree. Please note that students can only begin the Applied Track during the fall semester.  

Applicants usually have a bachelor's degree in economics but this is not a prerequisite. Some course work in economics including both intermediate micro- and macroeconomics is required prior to starting the program. All applicants need a good working knowledge of mathematics and basic statistics. At least two semesters of calculus and one semester of basic statistics or their equivalents are required. A previous course in linear algebra is highly recommended.

The purpose of the core examination is to assure that the student has a firm foundation in economic analysis prior to taking advanced courses. The Economics Department Core Examination is given in August prior to the beginning of the student's second year. The exam has three portions. The first portion consists of microeconomic theory and tests over the material taught in ECON 5123 and ECON 6213. The second portion consists of macroeconomic theory and tests over material taught in ECON 5163 and ECON 6313. The third portion consists of statistics and econometrics questions and test over the material taught in ECON 5153 and ECON 5213. Grades are M.A. Pass and Fail. All parts must be passed at the M.A. Pass level.

In the event that the student fails to pass any or all portions at the M.A. Pass level, a retake opportunity is provided. The retake exam is given in the next semester, during the week prior to the beginning of classes for the spring semester. The student need only retake those parts in which a grade less than M.A. Pass was received. Only one retake is provided. If the student fails to obtain a M.A. Pass on the second effort, that student is required to leave the M.A. program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Math for Economists
  • Advanced Price and Welfare Theory
  • Advanced Macroeconomics and Growth Theory
  • Econometrics 
  • Seminars in Macro and Growth Theory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of your career and educational goals (1 to 1.5 pages, double-spaced)
  • Official transcripts for all institutions attended
  • International applicants must also submit an official TOEFL score and confidential financial statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19966 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19966 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Oklahoma Residents: $334.75 per credit
  • Non-Residents: $334.75 per credit

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 USD /month
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