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Economics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The M.A. in Economics at Temple University prepares the student to understand contemporary economic theory and its application to problems arising in industry, business, and government.

Overview

Program Overview

The Economics program at Temple University gives the student an opportunity to specialize in a specific area of economics or follow a general course of study.

Interdisciplinary Study: An interdisciplinary track is available with the Department of Finance in the Fox School of Business and Management.

Areas of Specialization: The program allows specialization in several areas:

  • Econometrics
  • Health Economics
  • International Economics
  • Labor
  • Quantitative Macroeconomics

Job Prospects: The program is primarily dedicated to producing well-trained researchers and managers in the field of Economics. Many students go on to enter Ph.D. programs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Mathematics for Economics I
  • Microeconomic Theory I
  • Macroeconomic Theory I
  • Econometrics I

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years, although a student whose advisor certifies that s/he is making satisfactory progress may apply for an extension of her/his program for up to a maximum of 5 years

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Flexible
    • Duration description

      Students complete the degree program through classes offered after 5:30 p.m. The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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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).

  • GRE: Required. Scores are typically in the 60th to 99th percentile on the quantitative section and in the 45th to 99th percentile on the verbal section.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    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

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test (GRE)
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1297 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1297 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1297 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1297 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    942 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 942 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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