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Master’s Curriculum

Course Requirements

Core Econometrics: Three quarters of core econometrics training (EC 523, 524, and 525).

Core Theory: Three quarters of economic theory (EC 511 microeconomic theory, EC 512 economic policy analysis, and EC 513 macroeconomic theory).

Elective Coursework: Six elective graduate field courses in economics. These courses can be selected from offered 500-level field courses, excluding EC 503 and 508.

 

Programs of Study

The programs of study below are examples for the Master’s program. Other configurations are possible.

Sample Program of Study – One Academic Year

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
EC 523 Econometrics EC 524 Econometrics EC 525 Econometrics
EC 511 Microeconomic Theory EC 512 Policy Analysis Elective 4
EC 513 Macroeconomic Theory* Elective 2 Elective 5
Elective 1 Elective 3 Elective 6

*In the 2021-22 academic year, EC 513 will be taught in winter term, so you will take 2 electives in fall and 1 elective in winter quarter.

Sample Program of Study – Four Terms

 Year One

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
EC 523 Econometrics EC 524 Econometrics EC 525 Econometrics
EC 511 Microeconomic Theory EC 512 Policy Analysis Elective 2
EC 513 Macroeconomic Theory* Elective 1 Elective 3

*In the 2021-22 academic year, EC 513 will be taught in winter term, so you will take 1 elective in fall instead of in winter quarter.

 Year Two

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Elective 4
Elective 5
Elective 6

 

Sample Program of Study – Two Years

Year One

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
EC 523 Econometrics EC 524 Econometrics EC 525 Econometrics
EC 511 Microeconomic Theory EC 512 Policy Analysis Elective 1

Year Two

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
EC 513 Macroeconomic Theory Elective 3 Elective 5
Elective 2 Elective 4 Elective 6