Master of Science in Applied Economics
Southern New Hampshire University

Program Details

To paraphrase distinguished economist David Colander, economics is the interconnectedness of the political and sociological dimensions of a problem. Through observation and empirical exploration come informed answers. In other words, economics is not always a precise science. As an SNHU Master’s in Applied Economics candidate, you will acquire both the interpretive and scientific skills needed to become an expert decision-maker and thought leader in your chosen profession.

Online master's in economics students will explore diverse theoretical schools of thought and focus on the analysis of economic variables and the efficient use of resources. Students will emerge from the program with a balanced understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometric theory.

More specifically, students will acquire critical skills in:

  • Data collection
  • Data processing
  • Investigative questioning techniques
  • Building advanced economic models
  • Formulating problem statements and hypotheses
  • Econometric and empirical analysis
  • Communication and presentation of findings


A bachelors degree or higher is required.

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education