Graduate School Policies and Procedures apply to this program
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Graduate Advisors: Brian Duncan and Hani Mansour
The MA program in economics is designed to train students in the quantitative and applied economic skills that will best enhance their future employment opportunities in the private and public sectors, or their pursuit of PhD studies in economics or related fields.
Our MA program emphasizes extensive training in mathematical and quantitative analysis, including the provision of substantial exposure to applied econometrics, working with large and diverse data sets, and a wide range of statistical software. The program gives students the applied skills that employers demand, provides those pursuing advanced degrees an edge in gaining admission to top-flight PhD programs-and enhances the likelihood of the student's ultimate success.
- Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework, of which 21 hours are core requirements. Each student's plan will be worked out in conjunction with the graduate advisor. Students are expected to meet all course prerequisites.
- Students must complete a minimum of 30 gradaute (5000 and above) level credit hours.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail. No course may be taken more than twice and only one attempt will retain the credit.
- Students must complete all credits for the degree with CU Denver faculty.
|Take the following||21|
|ECON 5073||Microeconomic Theory||3|
|ECON 5083||Macroeconomic Theory||3|
|ECON 5803||Mathematical Economics||3|
|ECON 5813||Econometrics I||3|
|ECON 5823||Econometrics II||3|
|ECON 6053||Seminar In Applied Economics||3|
|or ECON 6054||Seminar In Applied Economics II|
|ECON 6073||Research Seminar||3|
|Three courses numbered 5000 or higher with an ECON subject code. After completing credit hours of ECON 6053 Seminar In Applied Economics/ECON 6054 Seminar In Applied Economics II as part of the economics core, additional ECON 6053 Seminar In Applied Economics/ECON 6054 Seminar In Applied Economics II courses may be counted as electives.||9|
|ECON 5030||Data Analysis with SAS||3|
|ECON 5050||Special Economic Problems||3|
|ECON 5090||History of Economic Thought||3|
|ECON 5150||Economic Forecasting||3|
|ECON 5410||International Trade||3|
|ECON 5530||Economics of Natural Resources||3|
|ECON 5540||Environmental Economics||3|
|ECON 5660||Health Economics||3|
|ECON 5740||Industrial Organization||3|
|ECON 5800||Special Topics||3|
|ECON 6010||Advanced Microeconomic Theory||3|
|ECON 6020||Advanced Macroeconomic Theory||3|
|ECON 6053||Seminar In Applied Economics||1.5|
|ECON 6054||Seminar In Applied Economics II||1.5|
|ECON 6060||Special Topics||1-3|
|ECON 6210||Public Finance||3|
|ECON 6410||International Trade||3|
|ECON 6420||International Finance||3|
|ECON 6610||Labor Economics||3|
|ECON 6666||The Economics of Health Behaviors||3|
|ECON 6770||Economic Growth and Development||3|
|ECON 6801||Advanced Mathematical Economics||3|
|ECON 6810||Econometrics and Forecasting||3|
|ECON 6840||Independent Study||1-3|
|ECON 7073||Advanced Microeconomic Theory II||3|
|ECON 7661||Health Economics I||3|
|ECON 7662||Health Economics II||3|
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