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Applied Economics

University of Michigan

24 months
50646 USD/year
50646 USD/year
25230 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate programs in economics, such as Applied Economics at the University of Michigan offer preparation for the wide range of careers now open to professional economists in academic, business, and government sectors.


The Department's faculty and graduates have long been involved in leading developments in research and teaching and in governmental economic policies. The graduate programs are designed to continue this tradition, by providing their students with rigorous analytical and practical training.

Program Description

One of two graduate-level programs offered by the Department, is the Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics (MAE). The other is the Ph.D. Program. The Master's program in Applied Economics, as the name implies, is a policy-oriented program, with emphasis on the application of economic tools and concepts to practical problems arising in a variety of fields. Students in this program ordinarily require one and one-half years to complete their work.

This degree in Applied Economics program at the University of Michigan is designed for students who wish to apply the theory and techniques of economics to the analysis of practical problems in a variety of fields. Unlike the Master of Arts Degree in Economics, the MAE is NOT an intermediate step to the University of Michigan Economics Ph.D Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Applied Microeconomics Theory
  • Applied Macroeconomics Theory
  • Econometrics for Applied Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Mandatory And Advisory Prerequisites
  • Transcripts And Wes Evaluation
  • Gmat Or Gre Scores
  • Current Resume
  • Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Interview
  • Nonrefundable Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    25230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25230 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ann Arbor

1025 - 1870 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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