Graduate Programs in Economics

The department offers several graduate programs. These programs are designed to accommodate students with varied backgrounds and needs, and offer sufficient flexibility to meet the career objectives of students with various interests. The programs prepare students for careers in business, finance, industry and government services. They also provide training for students who intend to pursue the study of economics at the (Ph.D. levels). Together, programs can accommodate these students with undergraduate backgrounds in fields ranging from mathematics and engineering, economics and business, to political science, public administration and liberal arts.

Current Graduate Programs

  • Master of Science in Applied Econometrics - STEM (APEN) Expand dropdown

    This STEM designated degree program provides an organized and carefully developed study of applied econometrics. While the program seeks to meet the need for empirically oriented applied econometricians. In addition to the sequence of core courses, the program stresses research opportunities and the use of quantitative approaches. Extensive application of computer techniques is integral to the program.

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  • Master of Arts in Economics (ECN) Expand dropdown

    The Master of Arts in Economics provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations and analytical tools that students need to be successful researchers, business leaders, economic consultants, and government policy analysts. The program exposes students to a variety of areas of economic study through course work, independent study and research.

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The Department of Economics at Eastern Michigan University has about 15-20 graduate students who come from a variety of countries and regions of the world: China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Middle East, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.S. Class sizes are relatively small (10 to 15 students). Given the diversity of our students and faculty, students are exposed to a great variety of economic conditions, problems and government policies.

Department of Economics has eight half time graduate assistantships available to provide graduate students with financial assistance and practical training during their degree work, and to provide faculty with assistance in grading and research. For more information, visit the Graduate Assistantship page or the following:

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