Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE)
• Non-Thesis Option = 32 Total Credits
• Thesis Option = 31 Total Credits
DISTANCE DEGREE PROGRAM CURRICULUM
Below is a sample program of study for students beginning in the Fall Semester with a
desire to complete the program in two years. Other options are available; you will work
with a faculty advisor to develop a program of study.
Required Core Courses = 21 Credits
Empirical Methods in Economics I
Prerequisite(s): Econ 201, 202 and 210.
This course is an introduction to econometrics, the joint area of economics and statistics
dealing with the application of statistics to economic problems. The course objectives are
to acquire a basic understanding of the theory and methods of econometrics and to gain
practical experience in utilizing these methods. The students will use the tools developed
in the course in homework and written assignments so that they can develop an insight to
theory and its application.
Econ 416 Mathematics for Economics
Prerequisite(s): Econ 308 and 309, Math 146 or 165.
Study of mathematical methods in the areas of introductory calculus and linear algebra,
and their application to economic analysis. Mathematical analysis of static and dynamic
equilibrium models, distribution, production functions, cycles, activity analysis,
mathematical programming, and model building.
Empirical Methods in Economics II
Prerequisite(s): Econ 410
A continuation of ECON 410, but with a major emphasis on business and economic
forecasting. As with ECON 410, there is a heavy emphasis on solving practical problems
of the major types common in the economic profession.
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Prerequisite(s): Econ 309 and 416.
Advanced study of macroeconomic theoretical models with particular attention to the
analysis of business cycles, income growth and evaluati