Master of Science in Economics


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.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Economics

Catalog page: MS

MS in Economics Fact Sheet

MS in Economics Fact Sheet

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 the applicant's background, education and professional objectives.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Judy Du
Graduate Program Administrator
800 W. Campbell Road GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: GR 2.808

Degree Information:
Dr. Donggyu Sul
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: GR 2.102

Possible Careers

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.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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