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Master of Science in Applied Economics

 

The MS in Applied Economics is the newest graduate program for the AUM College of Public Policy and Justice. The program is accepting applications for the Fall 2017 semester. This is a cohort program, meeting one evening a week, that is completed in three semesters. The MS in Applied Economics has three (3) tracks: Health Care Economics, the Economics of Government and Law, and General Economics. Students are required to take ten (10) total courses in the program; eight (8) core courses and two (2) courses from one of the tracks listed. It is a carefully designed program, which offers rigorous training in quantitative analysis, economic modeling, and econometrics.

The MS in Applied Economics provides enhanced analytical skills and decision making proficiency. These include making informed predictions about future trends, developing evidence-based policy making, and analyze and interpret sophisticated economic data for the private and public sectors.

Admission Requirements
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Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree, in any discipline, from an accredited institution. Additionally, candidates must complete a minimum of six (6) undergraduate semester hours of economics coursework or its equivalency, which may be pursued in conjunction with the degree program and must be completed within the first semester. GMAT or GRE scores are not required except for those applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The screening committee will consider the applicant’s previous academic record, and GMAT or GRE scores if necessary, in determining acceptance. Students must meet all AUM graduate program requirements.

Degree and Exit Requirements:

Students need to successfully complete all 10 courses in order to earn the Masters of Science in Applied Economics. A grade average of at least B in all courses attempted in the student’s graduate program is required for graduation.

Schedule:
Curriculum for the MS in Applied Economics (General Economics)

Courses and Tracks:
Core Courses for the MS in Applied Economics
General Economics Track
Health Economics Track
Economics of Government and Law Track

For more information, please contact Dr. Carel Ligeon, Department Head and Professor in the Department of Economics, at 334-244-3486 or cligeon@aum.edu.

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