Department of Economics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Master of Science
Program in Applied Economics
Dr. John Straub, Program Director Straub@umd.edu
College Park location
1102 Morrill Hall
(301) 405-3557 CPmastersfirstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, DC location
1400 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 525-4308 DCmastersemail@example.com
Science in Applied Economics
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
More than ever, employers
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 and program
director about our program's curriculum, cost, placement
outcomes, admission requirements, and other important
Please note: All instruction in our program will be
online through the summer of 2021. We are hopeful that
in-person instruction can resume in the fall of 2021.
The ultimate decisions about resumption of in-person
instruction will prioritize the health and safety of students,
instructors, and staff.
Ranked #1 Economics Master's Program in the US by TFE
significantly lower than tuition at comparable programs
For domestic applicants seeking spring enrollment:
The application deadline for spring 2021 enrollment has
passed. It is possible to apply for enrollment in the
spring of 2022. The application deadline for spring 2022
enrollment will be in Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Please note: Spring enrollment is only possible for
domestic applicants to the Washington, DC-based version of our
program (ECAO). Spring enrollment is not possible for
international applicants who would need the University of
Maryland to sponsor an F-1 visa. Spring enrollment is
also not possible for domestic applicants who wish to pursue
the degree on our main campus in College Park.
For international applicants:
The application deadline for international applicants has
passed. International applicants who would like to
enroll in the fall of 2021 should send an email to
CPmastersfirstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, to see if there's
still enough time to process a late application. It is possible for international applicants to apply for
fall 2022 enrollment. The application deadline for fall
2022 enrollment will be Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
Please note: We only sponsor F-1 visas for students in
our College Park location. International applicants who
would need The University of Maryland to sponsor a student
visa are only eligible to apply for fall enrollment in our
College Park location.
For domestic applicants seeking fall 2021 enrollment: Wednesday,
June 30, 2021 Please note: Domestic applicants seeking fall
enrollment can enroll in our quarter-based program in DC, or
the traditional semester-based program in College Park.
The curriculum is identical in both locations. Most
domestic applicants prefer the DC location because it's closer
to employers in DC, and the quarter-based academic calendar is
more flexible and more conducive to pursuing the degree while
working during the day. If you are unsure about which
location would be best for you, please email email@example.com.