Applied Economics (M.S.)
Gain data analytics skills grounded in economic perspectives.
The M.S. in Applied Economics is ideal for those seeking careers in economic research, consulting and forecasting, either in private industry or government. The program, available both on campus and online, gives you the flexibility you need to continue your career while expanding your abilities at the same time.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- On-campus or online
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
- Credit hours:
- 30 (non-thesis option) or 34 (thesis option)
Why Study Applied Economics at UND?
Looking to learn advanced applied economic skills? UND's M.S. in Applied Economics provides hands-on experience in economic theory, mathematical economics and advanced statistical methods. Whether you complete a thesis or an independent study, you'll work directly with a faculty adviser as you learn to 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 into your schedule. You can attend classes in person or participate in classes online as they happen, interacting with others and viewing instructor materials, or stream video of classes at a later date.
For undergraduate students interested in the Applied Economics program, we also offer an accelerated Economics (B.A./M.S.A.E) degree which would allow you to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
Top Applied Economics Program in the Nation
Every accredited economics program offers education, but not every program prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic institutions in the nation for applied economics. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.