Healthcare. Finance. Foreign policy. Any sector related to national and global markets depends on the analytical skills of an economist. We can’t make informed, important decisions without their expertise.

Degree Type:
Master of Science
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
Online, Onsite
Washington, DC
10 courses
Time to Complete:
12 – 24 months

Program Overview

Part business, part social science, economics is an incredibly broad field with more career opportunities than most people first realize. Economists can work in state and federal government, in research and development, and in finance and insurance—and it’s a field in high demand. The U.S. Department of Labor expects demand to increase faster than the average occupation through 2028.

With its range of electives, the Johns Hopkins MS in Applied Economics gives you the flexibility to design a degree plan that fits your professional goals and economic interests, such as:

  • Environmental economics
  • Financial economics
  • Health economics
  • International economics and development
  • Spatial economics
  • Public policy

You’ll gain plenty of practical experience in quantitative methods, and you will explore emerging areas like machine learning.

Advance Your Career and Grow Your Network

This economics master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins brings together those looking to enter the field and professionals from around D.C. and beyond who are looking to advance, expand, or change their careers.

Our students have undergraduate degrees in a range of fields, and they work for government agencies, congressional committees, international lending institutions, trade associations, think tanks, and private businesses of all kinds.

Study on Your Terms

Your career keeps you busy, and we designed our graduate program with that in mind. We offer courses online and on-campus, and you can attend school on a full- or part-time basis.

Why Study Economics at Johns Hopkins?

Experienced and Acclaimed Faculty

Our faculty members are acclaimed scholars and accomplished practitioners. Their analytical and policy experience spans the public and private sector, from institutions like the Federal Reserve and agencies like the FTC and USDA to financial and consulting firms.

What You Will Study

Develop analytical skills and a solid foundation in economics in your core classes. Then, let your career interests guide your electives: Choose from behavioral economics, international trade, machine learning in statistics, game theory and dozens more.

Speaker Series: Hear from Experts on the Economy

The Marc Sumerlin Lecture Series brings prominent economists and policymakers to Johns Hopkins, and our Faculty Lecture Series highlights the research and professional work happening on and around campus.

Complementary Credentials

Customize your studies of applied economics by pursuing two credentials at once and you may find exactly the right educational focus to help you to advance your career. In addition, these combinations will help you to earn the credentials in less time than if pursued separately.

Take the Next Step

Gain the analytical skills you need to help decision-makers make sound decisions. Learn more about the Johns Hopkins' flexible MS in Applied Economics.

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