Department of Economics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Master of Professional Studies Program in Applied Economics
1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 140
Washington, DC 20036

Master's Program contact:
Dr. John Straub

The University of Maryland's 
Master of Professional Studies in Applied Economics

Quantitative Analysis for Evidence-Based Policy Decisions

More than ever, professorsorganizations and agencies need program and policy analysts who are skilled in evidence-based quantitative methods. Professionals who can understand and apply economic research are in high demand. A professional masters degree that gives you enhanced analytical skills will give you a valuable advantage in your work and expand your career opportunities.
The Masters in Applied Economics is a carefully designed program offering
rigorous training in quantitative analysis, economic modeling and econometrics.


Evening Programs in Washington, DC and College Park, MD

We offer our 10-course, 30-credit program in 2 different locations: downtown Washington, DC near DuPont Circle, and also in College Park on the main campus of the University of Maryland.

Domestic students can pursue the degree at our Washington, DC location or at our College Park location.  In Washington, DC the program is offered on a quarter-based academic calendar, which permits both spring and fall admissions cycles, and enables students to complete the 10-course master's degree in as little as 15 months, though students are also free to pursue the degree at a slower pace if they prefer.   

International students who need an F-1 student visa must apply to the College Park version of our program.  We cannot sponsor international student visas for students in the Washington, DC location, but the full-time program on campus in College Park is able to sponsor international student visas.

The College Park version of our program is on a traditional semester-based academic calendar.  Full-time students complete the program in 2 academic years by taking 3 courses in their first 3 semesters, and a final course in their 4th semester.  The single course in the 4th semester accommodates students who work at internships during their final semester.  International students can also travel in the US or back to their home country during the winter and summer breaks.

All courses are offered in the evening in both locations.  The seminar-style classes are taught by renowned economists affiliated with the University of Maryland,
most of whom are also employed as professional economists in the Washington, DC area.

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 Enrollment

The application deadline for spring enrollment in our Washington, DC program has passed (December 15th).  The application deadline for international applicants to our College Park program has also passed (January 15th).

The fall 2016 application deadline for domestic applicants is: June 15, 2016

Domestic applicants are welcome to apply for fall enrollment in Washington, DC or College Park.

Application Information

Applications for 2017 will be available in August of 2016.

Attend an Information Session

We will be hosting Information Sessions for potential applicants at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th and on Tuesday May 24th.  The sessions will take place at 1400 16th Street, NW - near DuPont Circle.  There will be a short presentation and opportunities to meet with the program's director, Dr. John Straub, and with other representatives from the University of Maryland's Department of Economics.  Light refreshments will be served. 
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