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Get your masters degree in big-picture thinking from Mizzou! The master of arts in economics will have you answering What now? and Whats next? questions at your office. Created for people who want to help others understand how the world works, this program will give you hands-on skills to analyze big data related to international trade, international finance and economic developments in the public and private sectors.

Course work covers:

  • Banking 
  • Econometrics 
  • Economic development 
  • International trade and monetary systems 
  • Macroeconomic and microeconomic theory 
  • Quantitative economics

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  4. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  5. Two letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of two professionals who can attest to your critical thinking, analytical and writing skills, demonstrating your potential as a graduate student and professional. Your references will be contacted with instructions regarding the letters.
  6. Résumé or CV.
  7. Personal statement outlining how a master’s degree in economics will help you achieve your career goals.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Application Deadlines

May 15
June 1
November 1


  • ECON 7325The International Monetary System3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with ECONOM 4325). Study of macroeconomic and monetary relationships between the US and the world. Topics include balance of payments, foreign exchange rates, history of the international monetary system. Prerequisites: ECONOM 3229.

  • ECON 7326Economics of International Trade3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with ECONOM 4326). The microeconomic theory of international trade. Topics include comparative advantage, the theory of commercial policy, economic integration, trade with LDC's and the trade effects of economic growth. Prerequisites: ECONOM 7351 or instructor's consent.

  • ECON 7329The Banking System and the Money Market3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with ECONOM 4329) Organization of the money market; credit control procedures and aims, effect of bank expansion and contraction on money market and national income deregulation. Prerequisites: ECONOM 1015 or ECONOM 1051.

  • ECON 7340Introduction to Game Theory3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with ECONOM 4340). An introduction to the theory of games, viewed as a set of tools used widely in economics to study situations in which decision-makers (consumers, firms, governments, etc.) interact. The course introduces the basic theory, emphasizing the concepts and their economic applications. Prerequisites: ECONOM 3251 or ECONOM 7351 or instructor's consent.

  • ECON 7360Economic Development3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with ECONOM 4360, PEA_ST 4360). The study of less-developed countries including problems of measuring economic growth, analysis of sources of economic growth, causes of changes in economic and structure, development and trade policies. The consequences of goals and assumptions for development policy are analyzed. Prerequisites: ECONOM 3229 and ECONOM 3251 or ECONOM 4351.; graduate standing required.

  • ECON 7371Introductory Econometrics3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with ECONOM 4371). Study methods for quantitative analysis of economic data. Estimating techniques, tests of significance, prediction and forecasting reviewed with respect to problems presented by economic data and information demands of economic decision models. Prerequisites: ECONOM 3251 or ECONOM 4351 and STAT 2500 and MATH 1320 or instructor's consent.

  • ECON 8085Problems in Economics3 Credits

    Graduate students may select topics for study and investigation subject to approval by supervising faculty.

  • ECON 8413Research Workshop3 Credits

    Required course for economics MA students. Combines instruction, student presentations, and seminar participation to introduce research methods and practice. A major research paper are required. Prerequisites: ECONOM 8451, ECONOM 8453, and ECONOM 8472 or instructor's consent.

  • ECON 8451Microeconomic Theory3 Credits

    MA-level course in microeconomic theory. The course relies extensively on calculus to survey theories of: rational behavior in consumption, production, and pricing decisions of households and firms; partial equilibria in product and factor markets under competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition; and general equilibrium and welfare.

  • ECON 8453Macroeconomic Theory3 Credits

    Basic models in macroeconomics will be covered with emphasis on assumptions and on how hypotheses can be tested. Course is an introductory survey for students intending to develop ability for research in macroeconomics. Prerequisites: ECONOM 4353 or equivalent; at least concurrent enrollment in ECONOM 8451. Instructor's consent required for non graduate level students.

  • ECON 8473Applied Econometrics3 Credits

    Topics include: nonlinear least squares, numerical optimization, maximum likelihood and basic panel data and time series methods. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: ECONOM 7371 and MATH 7140 or equivalent, or instructor's consent.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $360.00
  • Fees: $53.49
  • Total: $413.49
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1080.00
  • Fees: $160.47
  • Total: $1240.47
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $360.00
  • Fees: $53.49
  • Total: $413.49
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1080.00
  • Fees: $160.47
  • Total: $1240.47
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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