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Program Overview

Important Dates

Domestic and International Students: Applications must be compete and submitted (including GRE/GMAT/TOEFL) by February 1 for full consideration of financial aid. Applications will not be considered submitted and complete until all materials are added.

"3+1" Program Applicants:  Applications must be compete and submitted by June 1.  Applications will not be considered submitted and complete until all materials are added.

All students may apply after the deadlines listed above but may not be considered for financial assistance.

Program Description

Miami’s MA program in Economics focuses heavily on developing strong skills in economic theory and econometrics, providing students with the ability to be an empirical researcher or analyst. We strive to provide students with advanced skills in economics and econometrics and prepare students to be analysts in the private or public sector, or to pursue a Ph.D. at another institution.

For more information and complete course descriptions, please see the Miami bulletin

The Master’s program can be completed in one calendar year or sequenced over two years.

A Typical Schedule

Below is a typical schedule for an MA student. The schedule may differ slightly from student to student. For example, a student who has a very strong math background may substitute an alternative course for Eco 514. Similarly, an undergraduate who plans to graduate with honors would likely substitute Eco 420D, advanced empirical applications, for Eco 663. In addition, an undergraduate, who are  3+1 students, who has a university or school graduate requirement, such as the completion of a thematic sequence, may take an additional course in the fall, winter session, or the spring) See below for a typical schedule:

Fall Semester

  • Eco 514: Mathematical Economics (4)
  • Eco 615: Advanced Microeconomics (3)
  • Eco 663: Econometrics (3)
    • 3+1 students will take Eco 511: Advanced Empirical Methods (3) in lieu of Eco 663
  • Eco 672: Applied Time Series Analysis (3)
  • Eco 704: Non-Thesis Project (1)

Spring Semester

  • Eco 617: Advanced Microeconomics (3)
  • Eco 671: Topics in Applied Econometrics (3)
  • 2 electives in:
    • ECO
    • ISA (Information Systems and Analytics), MTH, STAT, or FIN with graduate director permission
  • 3+ 1 students will also take Eco 700: Independent Studies (6)

Summer Semester

During the summer, students have two options:

  • apply to write a thesis, or
  • work in teams to complete a project supervised by a faculty member.

Students who write a thesis work closely with a professor who guides the project, helping the student gain in-depth knowledge about the chosen subject and experience in carrying out a research project using the tools of modern economic theory and econometrics. View some recent titles of these projects.

Our faculty has research interests in many areas, and publish in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economic Theory, the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic History, Public Choice, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the International Journal of Money and Finance.

If you are interested in learning more, please browse this site for more information and application details. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a campus visit, please request information or contact us.