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

Courses - Typical Course Sequence

Washington, DC Program: Quarter-based Academic Calendar (15-month plan):


Fall/Spring
Winter/Summer
First Term ECON 641 - Micro
ECON 643 - Empirical Analysis I

Second Term

ECON 642 - Macro
ECON 644 - Empirical Analysis II
Third Term ECON 645 - Empirical Analysis III
And one of the following:
ECON 670 - Financial Economics
ECON 674 - Economic Analysis of Law

Fourth Term
Two from the following:
ECON 672 - Program Evaluation
ECON 684 - Applied Times Series
ECON 671 - Health Economics
ECON 675 - Environmental Economics
Fifth Term Two from the following:
ECON 676 - Development Economics
ECON 683 - International Macro/Finance
ECON 673 - Game Theory/Market Design


Note: Students can begin the DC-version of our program in the fall or the spring.  ECON 641, 643 and 645 are always offered in every fall and spring term.  ECON 642 and 644 are always offered in every winter and summer term.  But the field courses (670 and higher) are not always offered in every possible term.  For example, only 3 or 4 of the 5 possible field courses will be offered in any given fall/spring term (with the 5 possible field courses being ECON 670, 674, 676, 683, and 673).  Only 2 or 3 of the 4 possible field courses will be offered in any given winter/summer term (with the 4 possible field courses being ECON 672, 684, 671, and 675).