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

Why University of Maryland?

Renowned Economists and Faculty at a Top-Ranked University

Our program is part of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland.  The University of Maryland's Department of Economics is consistently ranked among the top 20-to-30 economics programs in the nation. Because of its outstanding reputation, the department attracts high-quality instructors who are committed to teaching excellence.

We draw on our collective expertise to provide an academic program that is both rigorous and relevant.  Our program is a carefully designed package of courses that allow our students to develop expertise in public policy analysis, quantitative research and economic modeling. 

The curriculum is taught by renowned economists, many of whom are also employed at government agencies, private firms and NGOs in the Washington, DC area. Instructors provide a challenging and engaging classroom environment, emphasizing advanced training in quantitative techniques and econometric modeling.

Our downtown Washington, DC location and the University of Maryland's main campus in College Park are just 9 miles away from each other.  The University of Maryland is the state's primary center of research and higher education.  We are proud to be a part of the university's commitment to excellence in graduate education.