Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Mar 1, 2025
StudyQA ranking:5136 Duration:10 months

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Here are just a few reasons to pursue an MA degree at UT Austin:

  • You will be able to complete the MA Economics degree in 10 months (July through May).
  • An undergraduate degree in Economics is not required. A strong quantitative background, along with some exposure to economics courses, is expected.
  • You will have the opportunity to study and interact with the Department’s world-class faculty.
  • There is no better city than Austin to live while pursuing graduate studies.
The MA program is suitable for students with any of the following goals:
  • Qualifying for jobs in the private or government sector that require greater expertise in economic, analytical, and statistical tools than provided by an undergraduate degree;
  • Obtaining the background in economics and mathematics required to gain admission to a high-quality economics PhD program;
  • Studying economics as a complementary field to another area of expertise (law, political science, public health, statistics, energy, etc.).
The MA program has been designed as a 10-month degree program to be completed mid-July through mid-May. Students are required to take ten 3-credit courses for a total of 30 credit hours. Courses are offered in a 2-4-4 format, with two courses in the summer semester, four courses in the fall semester, and four courses in the spring semester. No thesis is required. See below for detailed information about course offerings.
An undergraduate degree in Economics is not required, but some exposure to undergraduate economics (introductory and/or intermediate courses) is highly recommended. The only strict requirement is a full calculus sequence (including multivariate calculus) prior to enrollment. A course in linear algebra is also recommended. Strong GRE scores and a high GPA in mathematics/economics coursework are expected. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin generally support themselves in one of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships; fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS), and outside funding or employment.

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