The Master’s in Economics program requires 30 credits of coursework (10 classes) and the passing of a comprehensive exam. Full-time students usually complete the M.A. within a 12-month period. Classes are offered in the evenings at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Fordham University Rose Hill campus. M.A. candidates must maintain a 3.0 [B] average in their course work.
An undergraduate degree in a field emphasizing economics and/or quantitative skills is expected, such as a degree in economics or international political economy, or a degree in math, finance, psychology, computer science, or business with a minor in economics. The following courses or equivalent should be taken prior to beginning the M.A. in Economics program:
- Intermediate-Level Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
- Math for Economists OR Calculus I and Linear Algebra
- Statistics I and Statistics II (Statistical Decision Making)
If these classes were not completed with a previous degree, then the required classes will be added to a student’s admission. These classes must be taken in the first semester or prior to beginning the program (e.g., during the summer or previous semester).
|ECON 5710||Mathematical Analysis in Economics 1||3|
|ECON 6010||Microeconomic Theory I||3|
|ECON 6020||Macroeconomic Theory I||3|
|ECON 6910||Applied Econometrics||3|
|or ECON 6950||Financial Econometrics|
|Six elective courses, selected from any mix of options within these thematic clusters: 2||18|
|ECON 0936||Master's Comprehensive Examination-Economics||0|
ECON 5710 Mathematical Analysis in Economics must be taken in the first semester.
Any graduate-level economics course fills this requirement; a list can be found on our department page.
|ECON 5750||Game Theory||3|
|ECON 6700||Mathematical Methods in Economics II||3|
|ECON 7010||Microeconomic Theory II||3|
|ECON 7020||Macroeconomic Theory II||3|
|ECON 5015||Economic Development Policy *||3|
|ECON 5415||Gender & Economic Development||3|
|ECON 5450||Crises, Adjustment and Poverty||3|
|ECON 5540||Emerging Markets||3|
|ECON 6440||Development Economics||3|
|ECON 6460||Agriculture and Development||3|
|ECON 6470||Growth and Development||3|
|ECON 6490||Foreign Aid and Development||3|
|ECON 6530||International Economics of Growth and Development||3|
|ECON 6950||Financial Econometrics||3|
|ECON 7910||Econometrics I||3|
|ECON 7920||Econometrics II||3|
|ECON 6310||Monetary Policy||3|
|ECON 6320||Monetary Theory||3|
|ECON 5040||Strategic Financial Management||3|
|ECON 5570||Global Financial Markets *||3|
|ECON 6240||Financial Economics||3|
|ECON 6340||Financial Theory||3|
|ECON 6510||International Trade||3|
|ECON 6560||International Finance||3|
|ECON 5006||Programming Economics and Finance||3|
|ECON 5020||African Economic Development||3|
|ECON 5105||Topics in Economic History||3|
|ECON 5260||Epidemics and Development Policy||3|
|ECON 5280||Urban Economics||3|
|ECON 5590||Health Economics||3|
|ECON 5760||Computational Macroeconomics/Finance||3|
|ECON 6480||Environmental and Resource Economics||3|
Economics M.A. and Ph.D. students cannot use a course marked with an asterisk (*) as an elective unless they obtain prior approval from the associate chair for graduate studies in economics.
The comprehensive exam in economics tests knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics and is taken after completion of ECON 6010 and ECON 6020. It is a three-hour written certification examination and is offered twice per year, in January and at the end of May/early June.