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
masters@econ.umd.edu
301-405-3531

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


Quantitative Analysis 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 and decision-making proficiency will help you gain a significant, valuable advantage in your work and expand your career opportunities.

The Masters in Applied Economics is a carefully designed program which offers rigorous training in quantitative analysis, economic modeling and econometrics.



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A Masters Program Designed for the Working Professional


The Masters in Applied Economics is a 10-course program which can be completed in as little as 15 months. Evening courses are taught in downtown DC. The seminar-style classes are taught by renowned economists affiliated with the University of Maryland, many of whom are also employed as professional economists in the Washington, DC area.