The MS Economics program is designed as a learning pathway for professional economists, government officials, and economic consultants, and to lay the groundwork for students who wish to pursue the PhD degree. Students are required to complete at least thirty-two semester hours of academic work, of which sixteen semester hours constitute core courses. Part-time (<8 SH) as well as full-time enrollment is possible.
The MS degree provides a solid foundation in economic theory and quantitative methods (core courses), as well as an opportunity for students to apply the tools of economic analysis to particular policy areas. The focus of the program is on application and practice. Development of presentation skills and ability to produce project-oriented writing assignments are essential to the program and are emphasized in the elective (application) courses. Even the core courses incorporate application of theory and/or methods. The option to incorporate co-op (paid work for 6 months) into the program enhances the practice orientation of the degree.
The MS degree is STEM certified, covering a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. (The IPEDS classification: Detail for CIP Code 45.0603 Title: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics)
All applicants to the MS Economics and Data Science program in Seattle will be considered for a merit scholarship of 50% tuition.
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