Academics

FAQs

Is the Applied Economics a full-time or part-time program?
Are any classes taught online?
When is the next enrollment date? When are applications due?
What are requirements for applying?
What are the costs of attending UMass Boston for a Masters degree?
I'm an international student.  Is your program considered full-time?
Do I have to take the GREs in order to apply?
What kind of jobs do graduates from this program get?
What kind of assistantship is available?

 

 

 

Is the Applied Economics a full-time or part-time program?
It can be either full-time or part-time, but in both cases it usually takes 2 academic years to complete.  All required courses will be taught in late afternoon and evenings, so students can combine a job or caregiving with going to school. The course schedule is designed for the same cohort of students to finish their degree program at the same time.  However, there is considerable flexibility in terms of number of courses taken per semester.  The Graduate Program Director works individually with each student to assure the best way to complete the program.

Are any classes taught online?
All economics courses will be conducted on campus.  Students have the option of taking one of the research methods courses online.

When is the next enrollment date? When are applications due?
Applications are due March 15.  Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a space-available basis, and we typically can accept an application up to mid-May.  Students that apply by March 15, however, have a better chance of receiving a graduate assistantship.  Contact the Graduate Program Director to make sure there is space.  Currently there are no spring admissions.

What are requirements for applying?
Click here for requirements. Please also visit the graduate admissions website for an application and more information about applying.

What are the costs of attending UMass Boston for a Masters degree?
Tuition and fees for Massachusetts residents were $718 per credit and $1,386 per credit for those out-of-state.  The combined tuition and fees for the 32 credits is $22,976 for Massachusetts residents and $44,352 for others.  For more information visit the Bursar's Office.   For Massachusetts residents the program is much less than other programs in the Boston area.


I'm an international student.  Is your program considered full-time?
Yes.  Please contact the Graduate Program Director if you any questions about this.  

Do I have to take the GREs in order to apply?
Unless you are a UMass Boston undergraduate student applying for the BA/MA 5 year accelerated program, you must take and submit scores from either the GRE or GMAT exam.  

What kind of jobs do graduates from this program get?
Our students have had great success in landing jobs in Federal and state government agencies, private industry, the financial sector, and in nonprofit research organizations.

What kind of assistantship is available?
The department has a limited number of teaching and research assistantships for full-time students.  We typically offer 8-12 students a partial assistantship every semester.  These provide a stipend and a tuition credit. These are allocated based on merit, need, and skills that meet treaching or research demands.