Students need to successfully complete all 10 courses in
order to earn our Master of Professional Studies in Applied
Economics degree: 5 core courses that cover fundamentals, and
5 field courses which teach students how to apply these tools
to areas of specialization.
The 5 core
courses cover microeconomics, macroeconomics and
empirical analysis (a 3-course sequence). For the 5 field
courses, students choose 5 from a menu of 9 possible
courses, including Financial Economics, Economics of Health
Care, Environmental Economics, Economic Analysis of Law,
Information, Game Theory and Market Design, Development
Economics, International Macroeconomics, Applied Time Series
Analysis, and Program Evaluation.
Students can also earn a Graduate Certificate in Economics
Analysis rather than a master's degree by completing just the
first 5 core courses.
Standard admission requirements:
A bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on
a 4.0 scale) or higher
Introductory macroeconomics course (grade of B or
Introductory microeconomics course (grade of B or
One semester of high school or college level calculus
(grade of B- or higher)
An undergraduate degree is required, but it does not need
to be in economics.
We can be flexible on the GPA and course requirements given
sufficient justification. For example, we will consider
grades in upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate
Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS exams)
If all the previous degrees earned by an applicant were earned
in non-English speaking countries, the applicant will also
need to submit documentation of English language proficiency
(TOEFL or IELTS exam). The TOEFL or IELTS scores
required for admission to the University of Maryland's
Graduate School are described here.
here for the online application and detailed application