Master of Science in Economics with Data Analytics
The Department of Economics and Finance offers a Master of Science degree in economics with an emphasis in data analytics. This degree provides students with a theoretical foundation in core economic concepts, such as microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and econometrics, while also providing students with hands on experience working with large datasets and statistical software, including STATA, R, and Python. Along with these core courses, students are also able to take electives in areas such as public economics, urban economics, and border economics, among others (pending course availability).
The program is designed to be completed in three semesters, including one course taken during a Summer term (see MSEcon information sheet for details). Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn both an MS in Economics through the College of Business and a Graduate Certificate in Big Data Analytics through the College of Science.
Students majoring in Economics 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 Economics degree requirements and the MS Economics degree requirements.Download the MSEcon information sheet (PDF)
Dr. John Gibson
MS Economics Coordinator
Business Room 226