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.
The BA in economics requires foreign language and additional liberal arts courses.
The BS requires more math and statistics. It is recommended for students considering graduate studies in economics.
Most challenging Econ degree.
Incorporates business course requirements.
Economics is an essential tool for understanding the complexities of modern society. Whether your primary interest is in business, communications, policy, data management, international studies, or engineering, a minor in economics can give you an additional edge in the workplace.
Economic Systems Design is the scientific study of the design, development, testing, and understanding of economic institutions. The skills offered through this minor can be of use to e-commerce designers, policy analysts, systems designers, engineers, and computer scientists.