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

Why Applied Economics?


A Unique Professional Advantage


wikipedia public domain washington dcA robust background in applied economics allows analysts to make informed predictions about future trends.

Evidence-based policy making replaces ideology with careful definition of problems, collection and analysis of data, and well-reasoned program evaluations.

Professionals who can analyze and interpret sophisticated economic data and intelligently apply economic theory are able to better assess the economic impact of key public policy questions. 

This rigorously formulated program emphasizes research, modeling, and analysis for critical thinking and problem-solving.