Economics, Master of Arts (M.A.)

Our department offers admission only to students interested in earning a Ph.D. Our program is not designed for students who are interested only in a Master's degree. However, our Ph.D. students may obtain an M.A. degree during their program, either as a terminal degree for students leaving the Ph.D. program, or as an intermediate sign of achievement for students who are continuing in the Ph.D. program. For students who are interested in applied economics, but are not pursuing a Ph.D., the University of Maryland offers a professional masters in applied economics. This program is designed for working professionals; it is not appropriate for a Ph.D. in economics. Contact masters@econ.umd.edu or visit http://masters.econ.umd.edu for more information.