Department of Economics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Master of Professional Studies
Program in Applied Economics

Dr. John Straub, Program Director
Straub@econ.umd.edu

College Park location
1102 Morrill Hall
Program Coordinator:
Hardeep Chowdhary
(301) 405-3557
CPmasters@econ.umd.edu

Washington, DC location
1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 140
Washington, DC 20036
Program Coordinator:
Eileen Kramer
(202) 525-4308
DCmasters@econ.umd.edu

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 Fall 2018 Enrollment


The application deadline for spring enrollment has passed (December 15th). 

For Fall 2018 enrollment, the application deadline for international applicants has also passed (February 28th). 

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



View the Recording of an Online Information Session


You can stream the recording of an Online Information Session by pasting the following url into your web browser:

https://umd.webex.com/umd/lsr.php?RCID=a44c41f8072947739faf2fc2d929f0a1

The full presentation, including Q&A at the end, is about 80 minutes long.  A "clickable" table of contents makes it easy to skip to the next topic at any point.