University of Maryland's
Master of Professional Studies in Applied Economics
for Evidence-Based Policy Decisions
More than ever, organizations
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
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
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
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
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.
Applications for 2017 Enrollment
The application deadline for spring enrollment in our
Washington, DC program is December 15th.
The application deadline for fall enrollment in our
Washington, DC program is
Please note that our Washington, DC program cannot sponsor
international student visas (F-1).
The application deadline for international applicants to our
College Park program is
The application deadline for domestic applicants to our
College Park program is: June 15, 2016.
Please note that the College Park version of our program only
admits new students in the fall. There is no spring
admission to our College Park program.
We will be hosting Information Sessions for potential
applicants on Wednesday, November 16th and on Tuesday,
December 6th. The sessions will feature 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.