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Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (QS) , TX,
Graduates leave the Economics program offered by the University of Texas at Dallas with the ability to think critically and apply both economic theory and quantitative skills to real-world problems.

About

The mission of the Master of Science in Applied Economics is to provide excellent graduate-level education in economics, with an emphasis on the development of theoretical understanding of economic phenomena, quantitative skills that can be applied to economic problems, and critical thinking to understand how best to apply economic theory and quantitative skills to real-world problems faced by firms and/or the government. 

Possible Careers

Graduates of the Economics program offered by the University of Texas at Dallas will have an educational background that is conducive to employment in market analysis, data analysis, banking or financial institutions, insurance, consulting, corporate strategic planning, real estate, journalism, management, marketing, labor arbitration, regulation, environmental and urban and regional planning, and quantitative analysis. 

Graduates may also choose to undertake further studies in PhD programs in Economics, Political Economy, and Political Science, as well as additional studies in business or law.

Programme Structure

Core Courses: 
  • Microeconomic Theory for Applications
  • Macroeconomic Theory for Applications
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Applied Econometrics

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    145

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    150

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

The master's program in Economics seeks applications from students with a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education. A 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 point scale), and a verbal score of 145 and a quantitative score of 150 on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) test score. Standardized test scores are only one of the factors taken into account in determining admission. Students should also submit all transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a one-page essay outlining the applicant's background, education and professional objectives.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Richardson

  • 1207 - 2240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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