Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

MA-Applied Economics

Do you want to learn from leaders in the field how to apply economics to a wide variety of real-world issues?  Do want a graduate degree in economics that offers you exceptional job placement and significant career advancements opportunities?  Are you looking for a master’s program that offers you the opportunity to study either full or part time? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we urge you to consider the MA in Applied Economics!

The MA in Applied Economics provides our students with solid training in economic theory and applications, as well as a very strong background in applied econometrics.  By the end of the program, our students understand how to build sensible models based upon economic principles, and how to actually estimate, test, interpret and explain these models.

Our degree has demonstrated value in the marketplace.  Leaving with a exceptional toolkit of applied economic and econometric skills, our graduates enjoy 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.  Click here for a recent list of our placements.

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, Vanderbilt, Oregon, Duke, University of Texas, Purdue University, and others.

International Students:  The MA in Applied Economics program has recently been recognized as a STEM discipline.  These means that under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, international students are able to remain in the country and receive training through work experience for up to 29 months after graduation.  Click here for more information.