Economics

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Programs

Mason's nationally ranked graduate economics programs are noted for their concentrations: experimental economics, Austrian economics, public choice, constitutional political economy, law and economics, and new institutional economics.

PhD in Economics

The PhD in economics trains students in modern theory and quantitative techniques, stresses the application of theory to relevant economic problems, and emphasizes the application of original research skills.

MA in Economics

The MA in economics strengthens students' knowledge of economic theory and improves their skills in applying the theory to economic problems.

Accelerated MA in Economics

Highly qualified Mason economics majors may apply to the accelerated master's degree. If accepted, students will be able to earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in economics after satisfactory completion of 144 credits. Graduates are exceptionally well-prepared for professional school or PhD program in economics or a related discipline.

Graduate Certificate in Economic Systems Design

The graduate certificate in economic systems design provides a well-defined target for students who want to advance or update their knowledge in this fast-moving field. The courses and project work will provide skills that can be used in electronic commerce, public policy, and internal firm resource allocation processes.

Fields of Economic Studies

The Mason style of economics fuses scholarship in the fields of Public Choice, Austrian Economics and Experimental Economics.