Economics: MA, MS

The Department of Economics offers an intensive one-academic-year master's degree, consisting of 12 courses taught across three terms (September-June).

Students gain applied skills—in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics—while specializing through a wide variety of elective courses.

Strong quantitative training is provided through a series of courses guiding students through the modern toolkit of the applied economist, including cutting-edge approaches to causal inference, tools to manage and analyze big datasets, and approaches to forecasting.

The program emphasizes application using open source software for statistical computing that is commonly used in the public and private sectors.

The master's degree provides ideal training for careers in consulting, applied research, and data science careers in private industry and government.

The program also offers outstanding preparation for students interested in pursuing a PhD Although the program can be completed as a full-time student in one academic year, it is also possible to complete the program over a longer time-frame.


Candidates for admission to the master's degree program should have a quantitative background that includes courses in economics, calculus, and statistics. We will use a combination of relevant completed coursework and scores on the GRE quantitative sections to assess students' quantitative abilities. Strong grades in economics and mathematics courses, as well as academic potential, will be important to the admissions committee.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation


Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)
College of Arts and Sciences
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term: Final Deadline - May 1​​​​​​