Department of Economics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Master of Professional Studies
Program in Applied Economics

Dr. John Straub, Program Director

College Park location
1102 Morrill Hall
Program Coordinator:
Hardeep Chowdhary
(301) 405-3557

Washington, DC location
1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 140
Washington, DC 20036
Program Coordinator:
Eileen Kramer
(202) 525-4308

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 2018 Enrollment - Spring and Fall

The deadline for domestic applicants who would like to begin our program in March of 2018 is Friday, December 15th.  Please note that spring enrollment is only possible in our Washington, DC location, and only for applicants who do not need the University of Maryland to sponsor an international student visa.

International applicants are welcome to apply for fall 2018 enrollment.  The deadline for international applicants is Wednesday, February 28th.  Please note that we can only sponsor international student visas for students on our main campus in College Park - just outside of Washington, DC. 

The fall enrollment application deadline for domestic applicants - those who do not need the University of Maryland to sponsor a student visa - is Friday, June 15th

Additional Application Information

Attend an Information Session

We will be hosting two Information Sessions in the Washington, DC area:

Tuesday, November 28th on our main campus in College Park

Tuesday, December 5th in our Washington, DC location near DuPont Circle

The sessions will feature a presentation about our program and opportunities to speak with our program's director, Dr. John Straub, and with other representatives from Maryland's Department of Economics.  Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP for details: