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 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.
Applications for 2017 will be available in August of 2016.
Attend an Information
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.