Degree Requirements

The MA curriculum provides foundational courses in economic theory and methodology, and courses focusing on the analysis of urban issues in a global context. The design of the program strongly emphasizes the skills necessary to do applied economic research. Students are required to complete 32 credits. Click here for a typical schedule.

Requirements: 

Course Waiver and Transfer Credits: 

Course Availability: 

Distinctive features:

 

Typical course schedule

For part-time students

   Fall Year 1

Spring Year 1

Summer year 1

Fall Year 2

Spring Year 2

Applied Microeconomics (3 credits)

Political Economy (3 credits)

Online GIS course (3-4 credits)

Quantitative Research Methods II (4 credits)

Urban Economics Fundamentals  or elective (3 credits)

 

Quantitative Research Methods I (4 credits)

Urban Economics Fundamentals  or elective (3 credits)

 

 

Applied Macroeconomics (3 credits)

Mentored Research Project (6 credits)

Total semester credits: 7

Total semester credits: 6

3 or 4 semester credits

Total semester credits: 7

Total semester credits:9

Total for graduation 32-33

 

For full-time students

   Fall Year 1

Spring Year 1

Fall Year 2

Spring Year 2

Applied Microeconomics (3 credits)

Political Economy (3 credits)

Quantitative Research Methods II (4 credits)

 

Quantitative Research Methods I (4 credits)

Urban Economics Fundamentals (3 credits)

Applied Macroeconomics (3 credits)

 

Mentored Research Project (3 credits)

Elective or GIS/Survey Research course (3-4) credits

 

Elective, or GIS/Survey Research  course (3-4) credits)

 

Independent Study  (3 credits)

 

Total semester credits: at least 10

Total semester credits: at least 9-10

Total semester credits: 10

Total Semester Credits:3

Total for graduation 32 or 33.