Master of Science in Economics

Curriculum

Both industry and government have great need for economists with advanced training. The UT Dallas MS in Economics offers excellent preparation, with an emphasis on theory and quantitative skills. Graduates leave the program with the ability to think critically and apply both economic theory and quantitative skills to real-world problems.

Graduates of the economics program will have an educational background that is conducive to employment in banking or financial institutions, insurance, data analytics, forecasting, labor arbitration, regulation and urban and regional planning. Graduates may also choose to undertake further studies in PhD programs in economics, statistics, or additional studies in business or law.

Career Options

Graduates of the economics program will have an educational background that is conducive to employment in banking or financial institutions, insurance, data analytics, forecasting, labor arbitration, regulation and urban and regional planning. Graduates may also choose to undertake further studies in PhD programs in economics, statistics, or additional studies in business or law.

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: The master's program in Economics seeks applications from students with a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.

GPA: A 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 point scale).

Test score required: Yes

A verbal score of 145 and a quantitative score of 150 on the GRE or GMAT test score.

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

A one-page essay outlining personal background, education, and professional objectives.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.