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Economics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) , SC,
Many students come to Clemson for the purpose of obtaining a terminal master’s degree. We consider our master’s program an integral part of our overall graduate program and believe that we offer excellent professional preparation for analysis or management positions in business or government. Job placement for Clemson’s MA graduates ranks with the top MBA programs in the region.  

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The program is also an excellent first step toward advanced graduate work in economics or law at other universities. As in the case of the PhD program, the MA curriculum stresses the development of students’ analytical skills, in particular their ability to identify key questions and to use theoretical and empirical tools to answer them.

The Master’s degree program is an integral part of Clemson’s overall graduate program. The program offers excellent professional preparation for analysis and management positions in business or government. Job placement for Clemson’s MA graduates ranks with the top programs in the region. The program is also an excellent first step toward advanced graduate work in economics or law at other universities. As in the case of the PhD program, the MA curriculum stresses the development of your analytical skills, in particular, your ability to identify key questions and to use theoretical and empirical tools to answer them.

If you enroll in the MA program, whether as your terminal degree or with plans to pursue further graduate study elsewhere, you are required to complete the required course work and submit an acceptable thesis. It is possible, however, to opt into the PhD program, in which case the thesis can be replaced by additional hours of classes. In this way you will lose no ground to those whose original intentions were to pursue the PhD

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Economic Development
  • Economics of Education
  • Antitrust Economics
  • Applied Microeconomic Research
  • Natural Resource Use, Technology, and Policy
  • Public Economics I
  • Public Choice
  • Industrial Organization I
  • Economic Theory of Regulation
  • Property Rights
  • Research in Economic Education
  • Financial Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official GRE scores
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores for International Students
  • Unofficial Transcripts Official Transcripts required upon acceptance. Do not send official transcripts until you have received your letter of acceptance.
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9229 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9229 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4684 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Clemson

  • 1104 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the Program.

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