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Master’s Program in Economics

The Department of Economics offers an intensive one-year Master’s degree, consisting of 12 courses taught across three terms (September-June). Students gain applied skills in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, while specializing through elective courses. Award-winning faculty prepare students for consulting, applied research, and data science careers in private industry and government. The program also offers outstanding preparation for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Our Master’s Degree Program was ranked in the top 30 of the 2021 TFE Times Best Master’s of Economics Rankings.

Advantages of our Program

Strong quantitative training: An intensive three-course sequence in econometrics guides students through the modern toolkit of the applied economist, including cutting-edge approaches to causal inference, tools to manage and analyze big datasets, and approaches to forecasting. The program places a strong emphasis on application using open source software for statistical computing that is commonly used in the public and private sectors.

Opportunities for Specialization: Students can choose from more than 20 different elective courses in economics each year.

World-Class Faculty: The University of Oregon’s Economics Department has an internationally-recognized faculty, with research specializations covering a broad range of disciplines inside of economics. Most faculty in the department teach in either the core or elective portions of the Master’s program.

Program Intensity Options: Although the program can be completed as a full-time student in one academic year, it is also possible to complete the program over a longer time-frame. See sample programs of study.

A Proven Track Record: The University of Oregon has been awarding Master’s degrees in economics since 1928, and our former students are employed around the world. View recent placements.

How to apply

The application for Fall 2023 admission opens on September 15.

Questions? Contact the Graduate Coordinator.