Applied Economics, MA

Masters in Applied Economics

The Economics Department Master's in Applied Economics

Our program brings three distinctive features to the study of economics.

Unlike most programs, our MA curriculum provides foundational courses in orthodox and heterodox economic theory. The design of the program strongly emphasizes the set of skills necessary to do applied economic research.

Recent graduates from our program have found jobs working as economic analysts in:

Some of our graduates have also pursued doctorates in related fields such as criminal justice and public health. 

Students are required to complete 32 credits with courses offered in late afternoons and evenings. Courses are conducted by distinguished faculty with a reputation for high-quality teaching and applied economics research in a range of fields including development, labor, feminist economics, environmental and ecological economics, economic of income distribution, labor, urban and regional, poverty, economic demography, and political economy of race and gender.  

For Further Information: Download a factsheet and browse our web pages.  If you have questions please contact Randy Albelda, Graduate Program Director at Randy.Albelda@umb.edu. For application materials visit Graduate Admissions website