Academics

FAQs

Is the Applied Economics a full-time or part-time program?
Are any classes taught on-line?
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?

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 courses will be taught in late afternoon and evenings, so students can combine a job or caregiving with going to school. Students will take between 6-10 credits each semester for four semesters. The course schedule is designed for the same cohort of students to begin their degree program at the same time and take more or less the same courses each semester.

Are any classes taught on-line?
No all economics courses will be conducted on campus.  Students might have the option of taking one of the research methods courses on-line.

When is the next enrollment date? When are applications due?
Applications for Fall 2015 are due February 15.  Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.  Contact the Graduate Program Director to make sure there is space.  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?
In 2014-15, tuition for Massachusetts residents is $108.00 per credit amd $406.50 per credit for those out-of-state.  Mandatory fees are $418.95 per credit for Massachusetts residents, and $805.75 for all others.  The combined tuition and fees for the 32 credits is $20,030 for Massachusetts residents and $38,792 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 program began in Fall 2012, so we have one graduating class. Our students have found jobs in Federal government agencies, private industry, the financial sector, and in nonprofit research organizations.