Master of Science in Applied Economics, WDC Format (ECAO)
Graduate Programs in Applied Economics is offered through the Department of Economics in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Mentoring and advising are an essential part of the program. Students meet with faculty and the academic program director to ensure that educational goals and career learning and development goals are met. Students should contact the Academic Program Director, Dr. John Straub, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Master of Science in Applied Economics, WDC format (ECAO) has a 30-credit, 10-course curriculum that provides training in economic reasoning, formulating and estimating economic models and forecasting, and utilizing quantitative methods to evaluate policy proposals and programs.
- Emphasizes empirical skills, particularly data analysis and interpretation, with respect to economic and public policy applications.
- Focuses on the application of modern economic tools to the analysis of public policy questions and emphasizes the role of econometric analysis and economic policy analysis with a particular focus on real-world examples, data manipulation and management and modeling.
- The MS-Applied Economics, WDC format (ECAO) meets at 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington D.C.
- WDC format uses the term academic calendar with classes held each 12-week term: I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer).
- WDC format can be completed in fifteen months of continuous full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is welcome. Full-time students enroll in two 3-credit courses (6 credits) over the course of five 12-week terms. See Designation of Full-time/Part-time Status.
- Students admitted into the WDC format may only enroll in courses/sections offered in the WDC format.
- For the WDC format, pursuant to DC’s Official Code, the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission is the agency of last resort in the grievance process.
|ECON642||Topics in Applied Macroeconomics||-|
|ECON643||Empirical Analysis I||-|
|ECON644||Empirical Analysis II||ECON643|
|ECON645||Empirical Analysis III||ECON644|
|ECON670||Financial Economics||ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.|
|ECON671||Economics of Health Care||ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON645.|
|ECON672||Program Analysis and Evaluation||ECON641 and ECON645.|
|ECON673||Information, Game Theory and Market Design||ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON645.|
|ECON674||Economic Analysis of Law||ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.|
|ECON675||Environmental Economics||ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON645.|
|ECON676||Economic Development||ECON641 and ECON642. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.|
|ECON677||International Trade and Applications||ECON641 and ECON644.|
|ECON683||International Macroeconomics and Finance||ECON641 and ECON642. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.|
|ECON684||Applied Time Series Analysis and Forecasting||ECON642 and ECON645.|
|ECON687||Economics Applications of R Programming||ECON645|
Plan of study includes five 3-credit core courses (15 credits) and five 3-credit field courses (15 credits).
- See the sample plan of study, below. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the academic program director.
- Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite.
- Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.
- The program uses specific section codes for registration, which are listed on the sample plan of study.
Sample Plan, WDC Format (Z074)
|Term||Year||Type||Course Number||Section Code||Credits|
In-Person Learning, WDC Format (ECAO)
- Instruction provided by University of Maryland faculty and professionals in the field.
- Instructors present dynamic and interactive seminar-style instruction.
- Classes meet at 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington D.C. classrooms, offering a focused, distraction-free learning environment.
- Classes held weekday evenings (e.g., after 5:00 p.m.) to accommodate the working professional’s schedule.
- Students enrolled in a program that features in-person instruction are required to submit the University’s Immunization Record Form prior to the first day of their first semester/term. See Health Requirements.
Upon successful completion, graduates will have mastered the following competencies:
- The collect, evaluate, understand and analyze economic data.
- To understand and interpret statistical results and apply empirical evidence to economic arguments.
- To articulate and apply standard macroeconomic theories and models to policy discussions.
- To articulate and apply standard microeconomic theories and models to policy discussions.
- To interpret and communicate economic models to a wider audience.
- To measure and evaluate the effectiveness of policy programs using sound econometric techniques.