Masters in Economics in the United States




Study Economics in the United States

If you are looking for a master’s in economics, United States is the world's most popular study abroad destination. With over 4,000 higher education institutions, the US offers a great number of Master's programs open to international students. The USA is home to hundreds of world-leading universities, colleges and business schools like Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, The University of Chicago, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, and Duke University. They all rank in the Top 10 of the Times Higher Education World Rankings for Economics. Other great economics departments are located at the University of PennsylvaniaNorthwestern UniversityNew York UniversityUniversity of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of California, Los Angeles, or Columbia University.

The United States is attracting thousands of international students every year with great quality higher education institutions and highest paying career opportunities. The American educational system offers comprehensive approach to graduate education, combining enhanced subject knowledge and research opportunities. Get a solid training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, enjoy brilliant on-campus facilities and highly sociable student life.

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Key Information

• Academic year: August – May/June
• Course length: 1.5-2 years
• Type of degrees: Master of Science (MS), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Fees: between 20,000 USD and 65,000 USD/year
• Scholarships: KC Mahindra Scholarships, Hsiao Economics Scholarships, Rotary Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Ritchie- Jennings Memorial Scholarship, scholarships from American universities
• Living costs: 1600 USD – 2800 USD
• Average starting salary: 75,000 USD for economists with masters (INOMICS Salary Report)



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