Master of Arts in Economics

Learn In-Demand Skills

In the MA in Economics program at the University of Memphis, you will acquire:

  • A solid foundation in economic theory and analysis;
  • Quantitative skills to effectively address research problems; and
  • The ability to make significant contributions as a professional economist or within a functional area of business.

A STEM-Designated Degree

The M.A. in Economics is a STEM-designated degree according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. International students completing the program may apply for 3 years of work in the United States through the extended OPT program. You can find more details here.

Program Features

Academic Path

  • We prepare you for the best PhD programs in the world.
  • Recent graduates have attended PhD programs in economics at Stanford University, Cornell University, University of California-Santa Barbara, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Professional Path

  • We prepare you for top jobs in the private sector, such as consulting, data analytics, and finance in Memphis as well as other major cities like New York and Washington D.C.
  • Through our partnership with the National Association for Business Economists (NABE), you can earn the Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation in addition to your MA degree.

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