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ACADEMIC ADVISING is available virtually, in-person, or via email.
Virtual or in-person advising appointments:
Must be scheduled in advance. PhD students email Emily Gibson at email@example.com, MA students email Valerie Sasser at firstname.lastname@example.org using your Mason email account (all University personnel are required to communicate only via Mason email) to request an appointment. Please include "Advising requested" in your subject line.
Email Advising Questions:
PhD students email Emily Gibson at email@example.com , MA students email Valerie Sasser at firstname.lastname@example.org using your Mason email account (all University personnel are required to communicate only via Mason email). Please include a subject line that accurately indicates your question. We prioritize based on subject lines and date received.
Note that the volume of requests is high with our regular operations and admissions.
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.
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.
The MA in economics strengthens students' knowledge of economic theory and improves their skills in applying the theory to economic problems.
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.