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Master of Science in Economics


The master of science in applied economics degree program provides an excellent graduate-level education in economics, with emphasis on the development of theoretical understanding of economic phenomena, quantitative skills that can be applied to economic problems and critical thinking to understand how to best apply economic theory and quantitative skills to real-world problems.

Graduates are prepared for employment in banking or financial institutions, insurance, consulting, corporate strategic planning, real estate, journalism, management, marketing, labor arbitration, regulation, environmental and urban and regional planning and quantitative analysis. They may also choose to pursue further studies in PhD programs in social sciences, business or law.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Economics

Catalog page: MS

MS in Economics Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

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 completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: July 1 and Nov. 1 for U.S. citizens and residents; May 1 and Sept. 1 for international students


Judy Du
800 W. Campbell Road GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: GR2.808

Degree Information:
Dr. Daniel Arce
Program Head
Ashbel Smith Professor
UT System Regents' Outstanding Teacher
Office: GR 2.534

Possible Careers

Economic researcher, financial consultant/planner, market research analyst, and economic or management consulting

Salary Information

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