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)Expand dropdown

    Master of Science in Applied Econometrics - STEM (APEN)

    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)

    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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    Master of Arts in Health Economics (ECNH)

    The Master of Arts in Health Economics provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations and tools of economic analysis so that students gain competence in economic theory and its uses. The program exposes students to a variety of areas of economic study through course work, independent study and research. Also, this program provides students with quantitative and computer skills that can be used to do an analysis for health organizations and consulting firms that advise health organizations.

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    Master of Arts in International Economics and Development (ECNI)

    This program provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations and tools of economic analysis, enabling students to gain competence in economic theory and its uses. The program exposes students to a variety of areas of economic study through course work, independent study, and research. In addition, this program prepares students for technical careers (e.g. research and/or consulting for government and private business) in the fields of international economics and economic development.

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     Master of Arts in Trade and Economic Development (TRDV)

    Rapidly growing international trade, increasing complexity of world financial markets and the collision of economic development with environmental problems place special demands on economists engaged in international business and public policy making. Some Master’s degree programs provide training in business or foreign language, or some combination of these, but the economics components of these programs are often minimal and insufficient. Alternately, many Master’s programs in economics are designed chiefly to serve students with strong analytic skills. By contrast, the Master of Arts in Trade and Development offers comprehensive training in international trade and economic development, while stressing applications and policy issues relevant to nontechnical careers in international business and government service.

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  • Graduate Certificate in Medical EconomicsExpand dropdown

    Graduate Certificate in Medical Economics (CMECN)

    This program will prepare students to understand the application of economic principles to medical care issues, understand the role of economic forces underlying the transformation of the medical care system, explain the economic aspects and implications of contractual relationships between patients, providers, and insurers, evaluate the quality, effectiveness, and cost of medical care, understand the economic structure of the health care industry and how it affects the financing and delivery of medical care.

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The Department of Economics at Eastern Michigan University has about 35-50 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 10 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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