About this course
This program provides an organized and carefully developed study of applied economics. While the program satisfies the general education requirements of the economics profession, it seeks to meet the need for empirically oriented applied economists. In addition to the sequence of core courses, the program stresses research opportunities and the use of quantitative approaches. Extensive application of computer techniques is integral to the program.
Students develop expertise in hypothesis testing and model building for the analysis of complex public policy issues such as monetary and fiscal policy, consumer and business behavior, health care analysis, modeling, and forecasting.
- Have earned equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Conditional admission is granted to those scheduled to complete their undergraduate degree before the start of their graduate studies.
- Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.
- Satisfy undergraduate course requirements of intermediate macroeconomics and microeconomics ,economic statistics , and calculus or equivalents with grades of at least B- in each.