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.

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 Economics courses are conveniently scheduled during evening hours and on Saturdays.

BBA Economics students who are interested in pursuing an MS Economics degree may, if eligible, apply for admission to the Fast Track program. Students admitted to the Fast Track program are allowed to take up to 12 credit hours of approved graduate courses that count dually toward the BBA Economics degree requirements and the MS Economics degree requirements.

NEW! MS in Economics with Finance Option

The UTEP MS in Economics – Finance Option offers a comprehensive program that enhances career opportunities in finance in areas such as financial analysts, financial advisers, financial managers, financial examiners, and securities, commodities and financial services sales agents in the corporate, institutions and government sectors. 

For more information about the MS in Economics with Finance Option click here.

Contact Us

Adam Walke
MS Economics Program Academic Advisor
Business Room 325
(915) 747-7775

Dr. Tom Fullerton
MS Economics Program Director
Business Room 241
(915) 747-7747