MS in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

Acquire the advanced knowledge and proper utilization of mathematical and quantitative skills required of economists in practical applications. Our 36-credit program is STEM eligible. Choose the general, financial or international track, depending on your unique career goals. 

The Department of Economics will help you enhance your education with high-impact experiential learning and extracurricular activities to develop the skills that employers demand. We will introduce you to new professional networks in the industries and organizations that interest you the most.

Infographic that says 10 skills employers want. 1. Econometrics and Quantitative Models 2. Global Perspective 3. Data Collection and Analytics 4. Leadership 5. Professional Conduct 6. Project Management 7. Research 8. Teamwork 9. Technology 10. Communication.

Be Career Ready

  • Apply fundamental economic analysis to explain capital goods and markets, the impact of government policies and efficient business operations
  • Understand and apply the mathematical and statistical theories required to perform cost-benefit analysis, market research and forecasting in various sectors of the economy
  • Manage big data in financial, international and experimental issues, and branch out into areas like health and hi-tech research requiring high mathematical, statistical and econometric tools

Employers often cite the skills profile of applicants as the most important factor in their recruitment and job offer decisions. 

Here is how we help you develop 10 critical skills:

What career is in your future?

* Actuary
* Business Analyst
* Consultant
* Educator
* Financial Advisor
* Forensic Economist
* Health Economist
* Industrial Analyst
* Market Researcher
* International Investor
* Policy Analyst
* Political Scientist
* Risk Manager
* Securities Analyst

How much can you earn?

Bar graph salary: $172,000 high, $102,000 average base salary, $56,000 low.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2017), $102,490 is median annual wage for economists. The highest 10 percent earned more than $172,000.

STEM Eligible.

Our 36-credit MS program is listed by the US Immigration Customs Enforcement as a STEM-designated (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree. F-1 students with STEM degrees in fields listed on the STEM Designated Degree Program List are eligible for the 24-Month OPT STEM Extension.

Graduate students who are United States citizens, or those with national or permanent resident status by the application deadline, are eligible to receive outside STEM scholarships and aid such as those from the National Science Foundation.