Economics Masters

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


The department does not normally admit students for a terminal MA degree.

Economics and Financial Economics PhD Students

Doctoral students in the Economics and Financial Economics PhD programs who complete ECON 410-1 MicroeconomicsECON 410-2 MicroeconomicsECON 410-3 Microeconomics,  ECON 411-1 MacroeconomicsECON 411-2 MacroeconomicsECON 411-3 Macroeconomics,  ECON 480-1 EconometricsECON 480-2 Econometrics and ECON 480-3 Econometrics with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 are eligible to receive the MA degree.

Students in Other PhD Programs

The following requirements apply to students who are enrolled in other doctoral programs and to Economics and Financial Economics doctoral students not completing the first-year sequences.

Total Units Required: 9 of which at least six are at the 400 level
Course Title
Core Courses
ECON 410-1Microeconomics
ECON 411-1Macroeconomics
ECON 410-2
ECON 410-3
and Microeconomics
or ECON 411-2
ECON 411-3
and Macroeconomics
ECON 480-1
ECON 480-2
ECON 480-3
and Econometrics
and Econometrics
or ECON 381-1
ECON 381-2
and Econometrics
Economic History
One of those listed below
Topics in Economic History
Economic History of the United States Before 1865
Economic History of the United States 1865 to Present
Western Economic History
American Economic History
European Economic History
Additional Economics (300- or 400-level) courses approved for graduate credit, excluding ECON 310-1, ECON 310-2, ECON 311-0 and ECON 499-0.
Students cannot double count classes to meet the requirements of the Economics MA and their PhD. If any of these classes are also used to meet their PhD requirements, it is permissible to substitute another Economics 400-level class.
Other MA Degree Requirements
  • Examinations: none specified
  • Research/Projects: none specified
  • Master's Thesis: none specified
  • Other: paper in one course carrying graduate credit