Academics

Applied Economics, MA

Masters in Applied Economics

The Economics Department offers a Master's in Applied Economics designed for people currently working in a policy setting or for those desiring jobs as economists in a variety of settings in which policy analysis is relevant, ranging from private business to government to nonprofit organizations. Although primarily directed at people engaged in areas that intersect with urban public policy issues, the program would also appeal to those teaching in high school or community colleges. In addition, we will offer a five-year BA/MA sequence for our own undergraduate majors.

The curriculum provides foundational courses in orthodox and heterodox economic theory, methodology and courses focusing on the analysis of urban issues in a global context. The design of the program strongly emphasizes the set of skills necessary to do applied economic research. Students will be required to complete 32 credits with courses offered in late afternoons and evenings. 

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