Program Overview

The MS in Applied Economics Program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in constructing and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. This is accomplished by a rigorous and demanding curriculum and a talented and dedicated staff of instructors.

The degree can be pursued at a part-time or a full-time pace. All undergraduate majors are welcome.

Applied Economics students tailor their own course of study and can pursue any of the following areas, or mix and match:

  • Public Policy
  • Financial Economics and the Macroeconomy
  • International Economics and Development
  • Spatial Economics (also available online)
  • Environmental Economics (also available on-line)
  • Health Economics (also available on-line)
  • Economics of National Security
  • Quantitative Methods

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • One semester of introductory microeconomics, passed with at least a B grade.
    • One semester of introductory macroeconomics, passed with at least a B grade.
    • One semester of undergraduate calculus, or equivalent, passed with at least a B grade. (Any of these three courses above can be substituted by a CLEP exam with at least 65 points, scaled, or an AP exam with at least a grade of 4.)
    • Intermediate economic theory courses [especially Micro] are helpful and desirable, but are not essential.
    • A higher grade in a more advanced course in Micro and Calculus trumps a lower grade in a less advanced course, but a repeated course grade is not acceptable.
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Recommendations
    • Transcripts

    Restrictions

    This program is currently not accepting students from Wisconsin.

    School Overview

    Established in 1876,  Johns Hopkins University is America’s first research university. With campuses located in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, the University is able to reach a global student body through its online graduate programs. Designed for working professionals, these flexible, part-time, education opportunities are taught by accomplished faculty that bring a relevant mix of theoretical and practical lessons to the coursework to ensure students receive a well-rounded education.

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