Master of Science in Economics
The Department of Economics and Finance offers a Master of Science degree in economics. This degree provides students with the
opportunity for specialization in areas within economics and for course work in related areas outside of economics. Some suggested
areas for specialization within economics are applied econometrics, international economics, business economics, public choice, and
border economics. Areas in which elective course work may be taken include finance, border studies, public administration, statistics,
and computer information systems. All proposed degree plans must be approved by the Graduate Advisor and the Graduate School.
Students must take a minimum of 24 hours of course work and also complete a thesis for which six hours of credit are given.
The ability to take course work in areas outside economics is available either through completion of a minor, with as many as 12
hours and a minimum of 6, or through the interdisciplinary program. The interdisciplinary program is a 36-hour program with a minimum of
18 hours in economics.
A large number of MS-Econ courses are conveniently scheduled during evening hours and on Saturdays.
MSE Program Academic Advisor
Business Room 325
Dr. Tom Fullerton
MSE Program Director
Business Room 241