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Economics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #18 (QS) , NY,
The Master of Arts in Economics at Columbia University is ideal for anyone looking for a program which specializes in advanced applied economic research.  

About

Our program offers an excellent opportunity for:

  • Students seeking a quantitative degree with a focus in applied econometrics or economic modeling in order to prepare themselves to work in a variety of positions that require the ability to conduct applied economic research.
  • Mid-career professionals working in financial institutions, government, and think tanks throughout the world.
Specifically, upon successful completion of the program graduates will be able:
  • To take a rigorous, quantitative approach to solving economic problems
  • To build and test economic models, using sophisticated economics tools
  • To advance professionally and to compete for well-paying jobs across a broad spectrum of industries and sectors
  • To apply to and enroll in a doctoral program

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Methods for Economists
  • Economic Policy Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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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).

General Requirements

Students must submit the following materials to be considered for admissions:
  • Resume
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE General Exam
  • Scholarly Writing Sample is NOT Required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2018 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2018 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    2018 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2018 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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