Master of Science in Economics


The Department of Economics and Finance offers a Master of Science degree in economics. This degree provides students with the opportunity for specialization in areas within economics and for course work in related areas outside of economics. Some suggested areas for specialization within economics are applied econometrics, international economics, business economics, public choice, and border economics.

Areas in which elective course work may be taken include finance, border studies, public administration, statistics, and computer information systems. All proposed degree plans must be approved by the Graduate Advisor and the Graduate School.

Students in this degree program can choose between the 30 credit option, which requires completion of a thesis project, and the 36 credit hour option, which includes a concentration in finance and does not require completion of a thesis project.

A large number of MS-Econ courses are conveniently scheduled during evening hours and on Saturdays.

Contact Us

Adam Walke
MSEcon Program Academic Advisor
Business Room 325
(915) 747-7775
agwalke@utep.edu

Dr. Tom Fullerton
MSEcon Program Director
Business Room 241
(915) 747-7747
tomf@utep.edu