The Master of Science program focuses on applied economic policy analysis, with broad specialization areas. The program is large enough to support a full slate of core and area courses each year, yet small enough to maintain a sense of community among the students. The program is especially appropriate for those who wish to work in or return to positions in government, teaching, finance, or industry while providing a rigorous basis for those who want to continue their studies to the doctoral level.
The Master of Science in Economics offers the opportunity for master's students to apply for paid work positions through Northeastern University's world-famous co-op program. Qualified and approved master's students can participate in co-op as practicing economists for up to six months as part of their academic program (note that a minimum GPA of 3.000 is required in order to apply). This paid work experience enhances the degree and its emphasis on application. Students have an opportunity to learn how to apply their knowledge, solve problems, and make a difference in the world before they graduate. Our graduates either find full-time work in their area of specialty or go on to earn additional graduate degrees. All of our graduates find jobs after completing our program. For more information, please visit the Master of Science in Economics website.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
|ECON 5105||Math and Statistics for Economists||4|
|or ECON 6105||Advanced Mathematics and Statistics for Economists|
|ECON 5140||Applied Econometrics||4|
|or ECON 6140||Advanced Applied Econometrics|
|ECON 5110||Microeconomic Theory||4|
|or ECON 6110||Advanced Microeconomic Theory|
|ECON 5120||Macroeconomic Theory||4|
|or ECON 6120||Advanced Macroeconomic Theory|
With prior approval from the graduate program director, the following courses may substitute for electives: Thesis (ECON 7990) or Internship In Economics (ECON 8550). Additionally, a student may select a maximum of 8 graduate semester hours offered by other departments.
|Complete 16 semester hours from the following range (excluding any class taken to fulfill core requirements above):||16|
Concentration in Data Science for Economics
The concentration may be taken in place of the elective section. Seattle students are required to complete the concentration.
|DS 5110||Introduction to Data Management and Processing||4|
|Complete 4 semester hours from the following courses:||4|
|Supervised Machine Learning and Learning Theory|
|Unsupervised Machine Learning and Data Mining|
|Capstone: Applications in Data Science|
|Complete 4 semester hours from the following range:||4|
Optional Co-op Experience
Requires two consecutive semesters of Co-op Work Experience and Experiential Integration:
|Co-op Work Experience|
and Experiential Integration
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
- 32 semester hours required (34 with optional co-op)
- Minimum 3.000 GPA required