The Economics Department offers a Dual Master of Science and Master of Arts Program in Mathematics and Economics for students who want to pursue graduate studies in both disciplines. A minimum of 51 credits of graduate work is required, including at least 21 credits of course work in mathematics and at least 21 credits of course work in economics. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for the graduate course work that is part of the degree program.


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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the M.A. in Economics program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze behavior of economic agents under various market structures.
  • Apply the tools of welfare economics to public-policy problems.
  • Construct and apply microeconomic models.
  • Construct and apply macroeconomic models.
  • Use statistical methods to explain and interpret economic data.
  • Use critical-thinking skills to analyze economic issues.
  • Provide evidence of effective writing and presentation skills; as well as the ability to conduct independent research.

Career Possibilities


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Master of Arts - Economics and Master of Science - Mathematical Sciences


Department of Economics

The Department of Economics prepares students to be economist who allocate scarce resources to meet unlimited wants. By blending theory and applied quantitative and analytical skills, our graduates acquire essential skills for pursing jobs in businesses, financial firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. We also offer advanced degrees in business, economics, law, public administration, and other social services.


Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Through our curriculum, the Department of Mathematical Sciences helps students along paths that lead to branches of science, technology and mathematical specializations. This allows students to prepare themselves for work in areas such as industry, government, or educational institutions.


College of Sciences

The School of Life Sciences offers programs that meet the needs of students intending to enter the workforce or pursue advanced training in the sciences, medicine, and other professional and technical fields. We provide a well-rounded foundation in natural, physical, and mathematical sciences that can set students up for successful careers and professional programs.


Lee Business School

The Lee Business School advances the knowledge and practice of business; develops business leaders; and fosters intellectual and economic vitality through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and outreach.