The M.A. in Applied Economics program is structured to develop the theoretical, quantitative, and statistical skills that are required to perform and interpret economic analyses on a wide range of policy-oriented issues. Excellent training is also provided for students who wish to enter the Ph.D. program at UNC Greensboro or to pursue additional graduate education at other institutions.

The Bryan School of Business and Economics

Program Distinctions

  • The MS in Applied Economics program has a 90% placement rate for graduates within three months of graduation.
  • This is the only fully online MA in Applied Economics in North Carolina.
  • Students learn from faculty who conduct nationally – and internationally – recognized research.

The Student Experience

  • Students gain experience immersed in the same type of work that they’ll do after graduation, using the same analytical software most frequently used by Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions.
  • Earning your degree online allows you the flexibility to learn on your own schedule, with no set class times and no commute necessary.
  • Our online students benefit from our dedicated Online Writing Center and Online Speaking Center, and all of the same library, technology, and career resources available to on-campus students.
  • Full-time and part-time options available; can be completed in just three semesters, and students can earn both an MA in Applied Economics and a PhD in Economics in as little as four years.

After Graduation

  • Because students gain experience in the same type of work that they’ll do after graduation as they earn their degree, they’re prepared for a variety of fields, including public policy, government, finance, and more.
  • Graduates of our MA in Applied Economics program work in positions such as health economic analyst, economic and financial modeling specialist, senior research specialist, research analyst, health economist, data analyst, statistics programmer, managing director, quantitative specialist, policy analyst, and economic advisor.
  • Employers of program graduates include Lockheed Martin, Center for Naval Analyses, Bank of America, United Guaranty, Fidelity Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, North Carolina Department of Commerce, US Environmental Protection Agency, and RTI International.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master’s

College/School: Bryan School of Business and Economics

Program Type: Online

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Dr. Dora Gicheva
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics

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