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Graduate Program Description

The Department of Economics Master's degree program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in both the public and private sector. The programs also offer excellent preparation for students considering further work in a Ph.D. program. The 30-credit program has five required courses and five electives which can be chosen from a wide-range of related fields, including economics, global affairs, finance and statistics. There is no thesis requirement.

A 5-year BA-MA degree program is also available. For more information click here.

Mandatory Prerequisites


Kusum Mundra Ph.D., Program Director

360 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Hill Hall | Room 817

Phone: 973-353-5350



Website: Economics

All entering students are required to have undergraduate classes in micro and macro theory, one semester of statistics, and at least one semester of calculus.
Intermediate Micro Theory Calc. II and Econometrics are strongly recommended.

General Information

Degree Offered: M.A.
Part Time Study Available: Yes

Degree Credit Requirements

M.A.: 30 credits

Career Opportunities 

-Public Finance Accountant
-Data Analyst
-Financial Risk Analyst
-Forensic Accountant
-Investment Analyst
-Data Scientist
-Diplomatic Service Officer

Application Requirements and Deadlines

All transcripts – GRE [within up to 5 years] – TOEFL – 3 Letters of Recommendation – Personal Statement (300-500 words detailing academic, career, and personal objectives.) – Resume



Fall admission: July1, March 1 for Int’l students

Spring admission: December 1, October 1 for Int’l students

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