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Economics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (QS) , OR,
Economics addresses the problem of using scarce resources to satisfy society’s unlimited wants. The discipline is divided into two general areas—microeconomics and macroeconomics. 


Microeconomics explores questions about the way society allocates resources; it applies to public policy in such areas as urban, industrial organization, and labor economics. Macroeconomics considers such questions as the causes of inflation and unemployment; it applies to such areas as monetary development and international economics.

The Department of Economics offers a master’s degree program to prepare students for consulting and applied research positions in private industry and government, teaching positions in two-year colleges, or study for a PhD in economics.

The master’s degree program consists of the following departmental requirements in addition to university and Graduate School requirements for the master of arts (MA) or the master of science (MS) degree. Each master’s degree candidate chooses either the course work or the research option.


The University of Oregon is a member of the exclusiveAssociation of American Universities(AAU).

Programme Structure

Graduate fields:
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Economics Growth and Development
  • International Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Game Theory Public Economics

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 36 months
        • Credits
          48 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

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        General Requirements

        • One set of official transcripts 
        • Three letters of recommendation 
        • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
        • Non-native English speakers: 
        • Brief statement of purpose 
        • Curriculum vitae

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          35211 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • National

          35211 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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        • 970 - 1380 USD/month
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