The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics is intended to prepare students for a variety of applied analysis positions in both the private and public sectors. The M.A. can also serve as a prelude to more advanced graduate work.
General Degree Requirements:
The M.A. in Economics is a 36 - unit program (9 regular courses). Students normally complete coursework in three semesters, though completion in two semesters is possible for well-prepared students. Up to 16 units per semester may be taken when approved by the Faculty Advisor. No master’s thesis is required for the M.A. in Economics.
Students must satisfactorily complete 20 units (5 courses) in core areas including:
- Quantitative Methods
The additional 16 units are elective courses. We provide a range of electives to choose from including Data Analysis, International Finance, Public Policy, Development Economics, Financial Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Neuroeconomics. View the full list of Economics courses here.
Our M.A. concentration in Global Commerce & Finance and our inter-field M.A. in Politics, Economics & Business are particularly popular among our students.
Final Paper Portfolio:
As for all Master’s degree programs in DPE, during their last semester in the program, Masters students must provide the program office a copy of a paper that they wrote their first semester in the program along with a paper they wrote later during the program and that they consider an example of their best work in their program. (These papers will be used by CGU’s accrediting agency.)
General Degree Requirements for aTerminal M.A. in Economics
Satisfactory completion of 36 units or credit hours.
Students considering a transfer to a PhD program should consult with their faculty advisor or the M.A. coordinator before choosing their courses. These students and students with a strong background in mathematics may take the first year PhD-Econ course sequence.
Please contact our program coordinator for further information