About this course
Hunter's expanding master's degree program in economics equips students with analytic tools that can be directly applied to business and public policy. Because the program integrates economic theory, quantitative methods, and practical applications, Hunter M.A.s regularly move into interesting, well-paid positions in business, government, and international organizations. They are also prepared to enter Ph.D programs at top-ranking universities.
Under the direction of professors who combine distinguished academic credentials with wide experience in economic research and applications, students studying for an M.A. at Hunter may participate in such major on-going projects as: the changing nature of financial and securities markets; comparative budget policies; earnings of immigrants and minority groups; energy and environmental policy; health; the political economy of oil; taxation and the regional economy; and social security and public welfare.
An applicant for admission to Hunter College as a regular, matriculated student in any of the master's programs must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor's degree from Hunter College. A student must have an undergraduate average of B in the economics courses and an average of B minus in the undergraduate record as a whole. The general aptitude GRE is required of all applicants.
Applicants are expected to have a firm command of the English language before they apply. Foreign students are required to have taken the TOEFL at least 9 months prior to their intended date of enrollment. Such applicants are also advised to take the TWE and the TSE.