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  Dec 14, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Major, MA


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Admission to the MA program is based on undergraduate academic performance and on scores from the general portion of the GRE. The student may choose either the thesis or non-thesis option.

Non-Thesis option requirements

The non-thesis option requires thirty hours of course work at the 400-level or above. Of these, at least 24 hours (of which at least 18 hours are in economics) must be at the 500-level or above. Of the minimum of 18 hours in economics at the 500-level or above, 12 hours must consist of ECON 511 , ECON 512 , ECON 513 , and ECON 514  Of the 30 hours, a maximum of 9 hours in courses approved by the department may be taken in fields other than economics. Students electing non-thesis option are required to pass a qualifying examination in either microeconomic or macroeconomic theory.

Thesis option requirements

The thesis option requires thirty hours of course work at the 400-level or above, including at least 24 hours at the 500- level or above, six of the hours may be thesis hours. Of the remaining 18 hours at the 500-level or above, at least 15 hours must be in economics and must include ECON 511 , ECON 512 , ECON 513 , and ECON 514 . A maximum of 6 hours may be in an area other than economics.

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