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Graduate Advisors: Andrew Friedson, Chloe East and Andrea Velasquez
The MA program in economics is designed to train students in the quantitative and applied economic skills that will best enhance their future employment opportunities in the private and public sectors, or their pursuit of PhD studies in economics or related fields.
Our MA program emphasizes extensive training in mathematical and quantitative analysis, including the provision of substantial exposure to applied econometrics, working with large and diverse data sets, and a wide range of statistical software. The program gives students the applied skills that employers demand, provides those pursuing advanced degrees an edge in gaining admission to top-flight PhD programs-and enhances the likelihood of the student's ultimate success.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Economics faculty advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
Graduate Education Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
- Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework, of which 21 hours are core requirements. Each student's plan will be worked out in conjunction with the graduate advisor. Students are expected to meet all course prerequisites.
- Students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate (5000 and above) level credit hours.
- 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/For 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 credits for the degree with CU Denver faculty.
|Complete the following required courses:||21|
|Seminar In Applied Economics 1|
or ECON 6054
|Seminar In Applied Economics II|
|Complete a minimum of nine credit hours across at least three courses numbered 5000 or higher with an ECON subject code. 1||9|
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.
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our website.