Top Economics Master’s Programs in the United States
While many recent Bachelor’s graduates are debating the choice between entering the job market and embarking on a PhD (take a look at this post if you find yourself in this position), it’s important to remember that there are a number of top-notch Master’s programs in economics out there as well. We recently offered you a list of Erasmus Master’s programs, but in the current post we’ll shift focus to the United States, where stand-alone Master’s programs in economics are gaining both prominence and popularity.
Whether you’re interested in economic policy analysis, international and development economics or applied economics, the list below includes a program for every type of econ student. Each of these programs offers a terminal Master’s degree, meaning one that is not part of a PhD program. To browse these and other options, take a look at the comprehensive listings from around the globe on INOMICS.
To build the list below, we first turned to international ranking schemes, but found those to be lacking, which is a topic we discussed in a recent blog post. Thus, this list represents programs at well-respected universities across the country, but the order simply follows geography rather than adhering to any kind of systematic ranking.
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