Purdue University

M.Sc. Online
19 months
1075 USD/credit
1075 USD/credit
967 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Purdue University offers an innovative online Master’s degree in Economics designed for individuals with strong analytical backgrounds, such as individuals with undergraduate majors in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines.


The MS degree in Economics at Purdue University is a 30-credit-hour program (standard for MS programs) that spans two academic years (19 months).   The curriculum is demanding, and taught by a talented and dedicated staff of instructors drawn from the full-time faculty members of the Department of Economics at Purdue University.

The standard MS degree program is a part-time, online program that combines a first-year common core set of courses in Economic theory and Econometrics with a set of second-year courses that provide a concentration in Applied Economics/Business; this concentration provides decision-making skills helpful in managerial and policy making positions.  The program is designed so that it can be completed entirely online, with each class of entering students working together in common online sections of the courses.  The online course content is exactly comparably to in-class courses offered on the Purdue campus, as courses in the program have both in-class and online sections.  For more information on the standard two-year MS degree program curriculum, click on the following link: MS curriculum. For information on how the MS online program can be spread out over three years, click on the following link: MS extended online schedule.  Students may also pursue a concentration in advanced theory that prepares students for entry into PhD programs in Economics (Advanced Theory concentration). Students who choose this concentration should plan on the hybrid version of the MS program that has the student come to campus for the second year of the program.  This hybrid online/on-campus program is described below.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Economics
  • Econometrics 
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • International Economics
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Personnel Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Microeconometrics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Game Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 19 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you're applying to begin in the spring or summer term, submit application as early as possible prior to the start of the term.




  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

For all applicants:

  • Create an application account to start your application.

  • Submit results of required tests (if needed) for your graduate program (examples of tests: GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS).

  • Prepare any additional documents based on your desired graduate program.

For degree-seeking applicants:
  • Upload official transcripts for every institution of higher education attended.

  • Submit three letters of recommendation or appropriate number according to your graduate program.

For nondegree applicants:
  • Provide evidence of a bachelor’s degree (may be a transcript, copy of a diploma or a letter from your college/university verifying the degree).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1075 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1075 USD per credit and a duration of 19 months.
  • National

    1075 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1075 USD per credit and a duration of 19 months.
  • In-State

    967 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 967 USD per credit and a duration of 19 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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