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Master of Arts in Economics

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Choose from three concentrations and explore your academic interests to fit your future goals.

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Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

An MA Program for Your Professional Goals

The MA in Economics program at NMSU Global Campus offers a technical and rigorous approach to the study of economic theory. In this program, you’ll learn to apply economic theories to real-world scenarios, including computational economics, financial economics, and economic analysis.

To personalize your program, you can choose from three concentrations: econometrics, public policy, and public utility policy and regulation.

Best of all, NMSU Global Campus offers you the flexibility to take field electives, allowing you to individualize your program of study even more to meet your academic and professional goals!

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Career Pathways

Graduating with a Master of Arts in Economics from NMSU Global Campus will help prepare you for positions such as these:

  • Actuary
  • Data Scientist
  • Economist
  • Financial Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Management Consultant
  • Mathematicians
  • Public Utility Regulator
  • Securities Trader
  • Statisticians
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“NMSU is home to me. It’s where I got my undergrad and that's why I chose NMSU Global Campus for my master's. “

Jessica G., Class of 2024

In the MA in Economics program, you’ll gain a strong foundation of economic theory, developing a working knowledge of fiscal policy and financial risk.

Throughout your two years in this flexible, affordable program, you’ll take theoretical courses that are useful for economics doctoral applications, including political science, public policy, finance, statistics, and mathematics, and you’ll gain the skills you need to support decision-making processes involving global markets and foreign aid.

In addition to your chosen electives or concentration, the program deepens your understanding of micro- and macroeconomics and shows you how to integrate quantitative and statistical techniques for business research and management.

Delivery Format: 100% online, mostly synchronous 16-week Fall and Spring terms and 8-week Summer terms
Program Credits: 30 credits (Concentrations may require more than 30 graduate credits)
Program Length: 2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Business
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To earn a Master of Arts in Economics degree at NMSU Global Campus, you must successfully complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits (certain concentrations may require more). At least 12 credits beyond the core courses must be earned by taking courses taught by economics faculty members in the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business. 

The program offers rolling admissions with Fall, Spring, and Summer options available.

Sample Courses Credits
AEEC 5120: Microeconomic Theory 3
AEEC 5130: Macroeconomic Theory 3
AEEC 5240: Econometrics I 3
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This program can be completed without a concentration. Concentrations include:

Before entering the program, you must complete the following:
  1. One course in intermediate microeconomic theory and one course in macroeconomic theory with at least a B.
  2. One course in college-level calculus.
  3. One course in statistics, including simple regression.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.