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Duke University

24 months
57900 USD/year
57900 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Economics program offered by Duke University is designed to give students a quantitative approach to economics with the flexibility to tailor the degree to fit their future goals. 


The Master of Arts in Economics program offered by Duke University offers comprehensive instruction in a wide range of areas within the discipline, including computational economics, economic analysis, and financial economics. Graduates of the program are adept in applied research and financial analysis, highly competitive on the finance sector job market, and ready for top Ph.D. programs.

The master’s program is designed to combine theoretical rigor in core areas of economics with exceptional flexibility in course requirements to encourage students to explore their academic interests. In addition to master’s-level courses, students frequently enroll in many doctoral level courses in economics, and in courses from other departments, including Political Science, Public Policy, Finance, Statistics, and Mathematics. The curriculum is intended to be completed in four semesters.

Flexible Curriculum with an Interdisciplinary Approach

Students in our programs can customize their curriculum based on their own academic backgrounds and research interests. They have the opportunity to take courses in other departments and schools — such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistical Science, the Fuqua School of Business, the Law School, and the Nicholas School of the Environment — as well as collaborate with students and faculty across the social sciences.

Research Opportunities

Duke University is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of all U.S. universities in research expenditures. There are numerous research opportunities in which our students may engage, both within the Department of Economics as well as at other departments, schools, and on-campus research institutes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Advanced Microeconomic Analysis
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics in Microeconomics (Cannot double count to fulfill econometrics requirement.)
  • Game Theory with Applications of Economics and Other Social Sciences
  • Economic Growth
  • International Monetary Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Special Topics in Economics: General Equilibrium Theory and Financial Markets.)
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics in Microeconomics
  • Forecasting Financial Markets

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 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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