Looking to learn advanced applied economic skills?

Graduate Application Deadlines
May 15* | Aug. 1
Oct. 15* | Dec. 1
March 15* | May 1

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UND’s master's in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics is geared toward students who are looking to capitalize on the university’s strong culture of research. Many go into fields like economic research and forecasting. As part of the curriculum, you'll start with the basics of economic theory, mathematical economics, and data and statistical analysis. This base will allow to produce quality research right away.

Whether you complete a thesis or an independent study, you'll work directly with a faculty adviser during your graduate studies. You will gather data, apply economic theory and communicate clearly with others — all skills critical to landing a career in private industry or government.

The flexible master's degree program is built to fit your schedule. You can attend classes in person or participate in classes online as they happen. This allows you to interact with others in real time or stream video of classes at a later date.

For undergraduate students, we also offer an accelerated Economics (B.A./M.S.) degree which would allow you to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.

Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics at UND

  • Online students pay in-state tuition regardless of where you live. UND offers 13% lower tuition and fees than comparable institutions in the region.

  • Get a solid foundation by taking courses in Economics and Data Analytics.

  • Students and recent grads are eligible for department grants to cover the costs of conferences and research materials.

  • Many students have a chance to conduct research through the Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

  • This is a STEM-designated program, meaning that students in the program may be eligible to apply for the North Dakota University System STEM Loan Forgiveness Program.

Careers in Applied Economics


Median annual salary for economists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Economists


Expected employment growth for market research analysts and marketing specialists by 2028, much faster than average for all occupations

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Market Research Analysts

Traditionally, economists were mostly in demand on a macro level — analyzing the effect of currency fluctuations, for example, or predicting trends. Increasingly, companies are relying on economists to analyze customer-level data to issue sales projections and forecast consumer behavior. A master's degree in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics puts you in position to launch a career in:

  • Economic Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Consulting
  • Financial and Business Analysis
  • Applied Research

Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • U.S. Bancorp
  • UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
  • Vaco, LLC
  • Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Economics Graduate Course Options

Top Graduate Economics Program in the Nation

Numerous ranking agencies place UND's Applied Economics program in the Top 5 nationally. We are highly regarded for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.

Year-after-year, U.S. News recognizes UND graduate programs. It points out our online graduate business programs at UND are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the gold standard of business school accreditation. 

Leaders in Action

Meet Applied Economics student Jessi Jenson and learn about her passion for research in the industry.