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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Economics Major, MA


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 30 credit hours of course work at the 400-level or above. Of these, at least 24 credit hours (of which at least 18 are in economics) must be at the 500-level or above. Of the minimum of 18 credit hours in economics at the 500-level or above, 12 credit hours must consist of ECON 511 , ECON 512 , ECON 513 , and ECON 514  Of the 30 credit hours, a maximum of 9 credit 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 30 credit hours of course work at the 400-level or above, including at least 24 credit hours at the 500- level or above, six of the credit hours may be thesis hours. Of the remaining 18 credit hours at the 500-level or above, at least 15 credit hours must be in economics and must include ECON 511 , ECON 512 , ECON 513 , and ECON 514 . A maximum of 6 credit hours may be in an area other than economics.