Extensive Career Opportunities
Leaving with an exceptional toolkit of applied economic and econometric skills, our graduates enjoy career success as analysts in market research, insurance, healthcare, and in banking and finance. Others have taken positions with consulting firms as well as in public-sector planning and economic analysis organizations.
The degree can also serve as excellent preparation for further study in a PhD program. Over the last several years, we have placed graduates in PhD programs at Indiana University, Vanderbilt University, University of Oregon, Duke University, University of Texas, Purdue University and others.
What You'll Learn
You will obtain hands-on experience in applying economic theories and principles to real-world situations. Students not only receive solid training in theory and applications, but also they build a strong background in applied econometrics and data analysis.
Research and Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to work on several hands-on learning projects by partnering with the UC Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati. The UC Economics Center oversees various applied research projects and employs research assistants. Also, while studying fulltime in the program, several of you will learn from paid internships. Current year’s students are working at organizations such as the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Burke, ThinkVine and Morgan Stanley .
While working towards a master’s degree in applied economics, students learn SAS (a programming language for econometric analysis) during the fall semester. In the spring semester, Lindner collaborates with the SAS Institute for a SAS certification test on campus.
Length of Program
The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Applied Economics program may be completed as either a full-time student or as a part-time student. Full-time studies can be completed in less than one year while part-time study will take less than two years.
International Student Body
Lindner warmly welcomes students from all over the world. As a global discipline, all Lindner’s Applied Economics students benefit from learning about institutions and economies not just in the classroom, but from their classmates as well. Because the Applied Economics degree is a designated STEM program, our international graduates are eligible to apply for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the United States. All students, both domestic and international, have the opportunity to study business subjects in countries like Norway, Chile, and the United Arab Emirates, by working through Lindner’s International Programs office.