Master of Science in Applied Economics

Master of Science in Applied Economics

Our STEM-designated M.S. in Applied Economics program combines rigorous training in economic analysis and applied econometrics, allowing our students to build strong quantitative and empirical skills highly demanded across industries.

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 master’s degree that enhances your analytical skills will give you a valuable advantage in your work and expand your career opportunities.

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Top Ranked Program

STEM Designated


High Placement Rate

Flexible For Working Professionals

Large Alumni Network

Program Information

In this 10-course, 30-credit program, students develop the quantitative skills they need to perform real-world policy-relevant analyses. Our program’s faculty of PhD economists help our students develop applied econometric skills with statistical software like Stata and R. Areas of application include macroeconomic and financial forecasting, environmental policy, economic development, international trade, and a wide range of other fields. 

The program prepares students to work in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Application Deadlines

Applicant TypeProgram Start DateProgram LocationApplication Deadline
Domestic / Non-F-1 VisaSpring 2024Washington, D.C.12/13/2023
International F-1 VisaFall 2024College Park2/07/2024
Domestic / Non-F-1 VisaFall 2024Washington, D.C. or College Park6/12/2024

Please note that the deadline for F-1 applicants to submit an application for Fall 2024 admission has passed. If you will need an F-1 visa and are interested in submitting a late application for fall admission, please email

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