Economic analysis is no longer relegated to academicians and a small number of PhD-trained specialists. Instead, economics has become an increasingly ubiquitous as well as rapidly changing line of inquiry that requires people who are skilled in analyzing and interpreting economic data, and then using it to effect decisions about national and global markets and policy, involving everything from health care to fiscal policy, from foreign aid to the environment, from the economics of defense to the economics of the law, and from financial risk to real risk.
|Course Locations||Washington, DC and Online|
|Earn Degree Onsite||Yes.|
|Earn Degree Online||Yes.|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring or Summer semester|
|Degree Requirements||10 courses|
The MS in Applied Economics Program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in constructing and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. This is accomplished by a rigorous and demanding curriculum and a talented and dedicated staff of instructors.
This is a ten-course degree program, with classes offered in the evenings at the Washington, D.C., center of The Johns Hopkins University (near Dupont Circle), and in part, on-line. You can pursue your degree at a part-time or a full-time pace. All undergraduate majors are welcome. Admissions are rolling, offering you the convenience of beginning in Summer, Fall, or Spring semester.
- Take four core courses [Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Statistics, and Econometrics]
- Choose at least one advanced econometrics course [Microeconometrics or Macroeconometrics]
- Choose five electives from 27 courses spanning diverse subfields of economics
Applied Economics students tailor their own course of study and can pursue any of the following areas, or mix and match:
- Public Policy
- Business Economics
- Macroeconomics/Financial Economics
- International Economics and Development
- Spatial Economics (also available online)
- Environmental Economics (also available on-line)
- Health Economics (also available on-line)
- Quantitative Methods (also available online)
For courses comprising these curricula, visit our Illustrative Curricula page.
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