Any thriving society relies on a healthy economy. To make an impact as an economist, you need a solid understanding of economic theory, the analytical skills to interpret how policies will affect markets and the ability to translate these complexities for a wide audience.
American University offers an online Masters in Economics with a specialization in applied economics to give you the knowledge, credentials and analytical and communication skills you need to make a difference in your career and in the world.
MASTER ECONOMIC ANALYTICAL SKILLS TO DELIVER IMPACTFUL RESULTS
Based in Washington, DC, the epicenter of economic policy, American University’s online Master of Arts in Economics provides a policy-oriented curriculum with hands-on statistical guidance. This graduate program is influenced by its location in the nation’s capital, connecting you with the people and organizations impacting the global economy today.
The online economics degree curriculum prepares you to analyze data, apply your analysis to economic policy and translate its meaning for a wide audience. The meld of coursework in theory and practical application empowers you to interpret complex mathematical concepts in order to solve real-world challenges and solidify your skills for leadership roles.
IN THIS MA IN ECONOMICS PROGRAM YOU LEARN TO:
- Solve complex mathematical economic models
- Communicate the reasoning behind construction of economic models
- Interpret and explain the meaning of solutions to economic models
- Utilize models to predict the changes in various economic indicators (such as price, output, growth, employment, inflation and welfare) and impacts to the economy
- Use economic models to develop clear and specific research questions and hypotheses
- Employ the appropriate data and statistical tools to test your hypotheses
- Use Stata, a state-of-the-art statistical software tool employed throughout the industry, to analyze data.
EARN YOUR ADVANCED DEGREE IN JUST 20 MONTHS
As an online MA in Economics student, you understand the time value of money. In our innovative and flexible online program, you can graduate in as little as 20 months while continuing to meet your personal and professional commitments.
As a result, you will qualify for economics-degree jobs with the potential to increase your earning power and have the opportunity to make pivotal economic decisions locally, nationally or globally.
Accepted applicants to the online master's program in economics may be eligible for scholarship opportunities. Request more information to learn more.
EARN A COMPETITIVE SALARY WITH YOUR MASTER'S IN ECONOMICS
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual economist salary in 2016 was $101,050, and typical entry-level education was a Master’s degree.* Learn more about jobs for economics degrees.
EXPERIENCED FACULTY SUPPORT QUALITY EDUCATION
This online economics master's degree is taught by a group of esteemed economists and scholars. Their research accomplishments and experience influencing policy bring real-world application into the online classroom. They will prepare you to quantify and analyze human and organizational behavior, interpret economic models, test hypotheses, apply statistical and mathematical theories and know the financial system — ultimately making a positive impact on the economy.
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