Department of Economics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Master of Sciences
Program in Applied Economics

Dr. John Straub, Program Director

Dr. Amanda Kerr, Associate Director

College Park location
1102 Morrill Hall
Program Coordinator:
Kaitlyn Walker
(301) 405-3557

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

Master of Science in Applied Economics

Quantitative Analysis for Evidence-Based Policy Decisions

Our STEM-designated M.S. in Applied Economics is a carefully designed program offering rigorous training in quantitative economic analysis, and applied econometrics. 

More than ever,
professorsemployers need analysts who are skilled in evidence-based quantitative methods. Professional analysts 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. 

You can view a series of videos about our program.
The videos are presentations by our department chair, program director, and program staff.  They describe our program's curriculum, cost, placement outcomes, admission requirements, and other important features.


Program Highlights

  • Ranked #1 Economics Master's Program in the US by TFE Times

  • Tuition significantly lower than tuition at comparable programs
  • In person curriculum designed so working professionals can earn degree in 15 months

Online Information Sessions

Our live online Information Sessions are held throughout the year. They feature a detailed presentation of about 1 hour, and opportunities for Q&A with our program's Executive Director, Dr. John Straub, and with other representatives from our department. Please register using the link below:

Thursday, November 16th, at 6:30 pm ET

For questions, please contact

You can also view a series of video presentations about our program at any time.

Application Deadlines

Domestic/non-F-1 visa applicants:
  • Spring 2024 (Washington, DC location only): Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
  • Fall 2024: Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

International F-1 visa applicants:
  • Fall 2024: Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

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