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.

Accepting Applications for Fall 2024

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2024 enrollment. The deadline for domestic and non-F1 visa applicants is Wednesday, June 12th, 2024.

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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 VisaFall 2024Washington, D.C. or College Park6/12/2024
Domestic / Non-F-1 VisaSpring 2025Washington, D.C.12/11/2024
International F-1 VisaFall 2025College Park2/5/2025
Domestic / Non-F-1 VisaFall 2025Washington, D.C. or College Park6/11/2025

The application for 2025 enrollment will open later this summer.

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