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.
School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Catalog page: MS
Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
GPA: Minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Test score required: Yes
Verbal score of 156 and quantitative score of 146 on the GRE is advisable.
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
Deadlines: July 1 and Nov. 1 for U.S. citizens and residents; May 1 and Sept. 1 for international students
800 W. Campbell Road GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - GR2.808
Dr. Donggyu Sul, Director of Graduate Studies
Office - GR 2.102
Graduates of the Economics program will have an educational background that is conducive to employment in banking or financial institutions, insurance, corporate strategic marketing, 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.
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.