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MA/MS Program Information
The Department of Economics Master's degree programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers in both the public and private sector. The programs also offer excellent preparation for students considering further work in a Ph.D. program, either here at the University of Delaware or elsewhere.
The Master's degree programs focus on a variety of applications areas in applied economics. All students complete advanced courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and econometrics. Students interested in international issues can choose from a variety of courses in pure trade theory, international finance, and international economic development. We also offer courses in all traditional economics fields, including, among others, labor economics, public finance, industrial organization and regulation, resource economics, and game theory. Many students specialize by combining economics courses with those in agricultural economics, business administration, finance, operations research, natural resources, or urban affairs.
We have had excellent success in placing our graduates in professional positions, and employers have been very pleased with our students. By investing in an M.A. or M.S., students can add roughly 30 percent to their starting salaries. A sample of employers of our recent graduates includes: Accenture, AT&T, U.S. Department of Energy, Bank of New York, New York Federal Reserve Bank, Provident National Bank, WEFA, Economy.com, Baltimore Gas & Electric, CRX, Conrail, Bell Atlantic, and the Office of Management and Budget. We also offer a centralized Career Services Center that maintains job listings, coordinates job fairs, student recruitment programs, and provides career planning and placement assistance. Click here to reach that office.
We welcome you to learn more about our department and its graduate programs. Click here to see the complete Economics Department Graduate Guide.
Please feel free to contact one of the following if you have additional questions:
Graduate Programs Coordinator
sharpledlerner [dot] udel [dot] edu
Dr. David Black
Graduate Programs Advisor
blackdlerner [dot] udel [dot] edu
Dr. James G. Mulligan
Director of Graduate Programs
mulligajudel [dot] edu