Economics MA/Applied Mathematics MS Dual Degree, with a Focus in Applied Statistics
Economics - Andrew Friedson, Chloe East, and Andrea Velasquez
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The fields of mathematics and economics are inextricably linked. In economics, mathematics and statistics are used extensively in theory construction, tests of existing theories and discovery of regularities to inform new theories. Economics also gives mathematicians/statisticians new challenges, new outlets and new ideas to incorporate in mathematics. These complementarities have long been recognized and economics graduate students have always been advised to take advanced courses in statistics.
A "dual" degree means that students who complete the program earn two master's degrees: MA in economics and MS in applied mathematics. Students interested in completing the dual degree in economics and applied mathematics must apply separately to each program, meet the admission requirements of each program, and be accepted by each program. If one program accepts a student for the dual degree but the other program does not, then the student may not graduate under the dual degree program. Students may apply to both programs at the same time or apply to the economics program first, and then to the applied math program after their first semester, or vice versa. Both programs must be completed in the same semester to take advantage of the dual degree program. Further information about this program can be obtained from either the Department of Economics or the Math Department.
Click here for admissions requirements for the MA program in Economics
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There are an increasing number of economics MA students wishing to obtain graduate training and a degree in statistics. Having an MA degree in economics and an MS degree in Applied Mathematics will make a student highly employable in the job market and provide them an edge in applying for elite PhD programs.
Graduate Education Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
- The requirements for the dual degree in economics and applied mathematics include completing 21 credit hours in ECON and 21 credit hours in MATH (42 total credit hours).
- Students are expected to meet all course prerequisites. ECON 5803 Mathematical Economics is a prerequisite for ECON 5073 Microeconomic Theory and ECON 5813 Econometrics I. This prerequisite requirement is waived for students who are currently admitted to the MS Applied Mathematics program.
- Students must complete all ECON and MATH credits at the graduate level (5000-level or higher).
- Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.7) in all courses that apply to the degree and must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the GPA. Courses taken using P+/P/F or S/U grading cannot apply to program requirements. No course may be taken more than twice and only one attempt will retain the credit.
- Students must complete all coursework with CU Denver faculty.
|Complete the following required ECON courses:||18|
|Seminar In Applied Economics 1|
or ECON 6054
|Seminar In Applied Economics II|
|Complete the following required MATH courses: 2||18|
or MATH 6376
or MATH 6380
or MATH 6384
|Spatial Data Analysis|
or MATH 6388
|Statistical and Machine Learning|
or MATH 7384
or MATH 7826
|Topics in Probability and Statistics|
|Applied Linear Algebra|
|Workshop in Statistical Consulting|
|Complete three credits of graduate (5000-level or higher) ECON elective credits.||3|
|Complete three credits of of graduate (5000-level or higher) MATH elective credits. 3||3|
Students must complete a minimum of three credit hours of ECON 6053 Seminar In Applied Economics / ECON 6054 Seminar In Applied Economics II. Students may complete all three credit hours in one of the courses or they may complete 1.5 credits in each course. After completing the three required credit hours as part of the required coursework, additional credits may be counted as electives.
Students may complete a different course given prior approval by the student's advisor and the Director of the Program.
Except MATH 5000-5017 and MATH 5198. Contact a graduate advisor in the Math Department for information about Math course requirements.