The University of Cincinnati started a Masters in Finance a year or so ago and it looks like they’ve added another great masters to their offering. I’ve posted about Applied Economics programs a couple times, mainly Johns Hopkins and Maryland, as I think they are comparable programs to an MSF or Masters in Management. When it comes to specialized masters degrees, the more options the better in my humble opinion. So I was very happy when I came agree this new University of Cincinnati Masters in Applied Economics program.

Students can complete the program within one year and this includes night time classes for those working professionals who do not want to take time off from their careers. You’ll have research opportunities and can add a SAS certification to your degree for additional career flexibility. The program is also STEM certified which will be of interest to international students.

The program offers up to $10,000 in merit based scholarships. Full time tuition looks to be about $30,000 for out of state residents and around $22,000 for Ohio residents. Pretty good value when compared to other programs, even more so if you are able to get some merit scholarship help.

Students take 30 credit hours and can choose a number of electives. This allows for a subject matter focus, which will be helpful when targeting specific jobs and careers.

Speaking of jobs, the programs boasts some pretty impressive placement statistics. Per their website:

“More than 90% of our students receive a job¬†offer within 3 months of graduation.”

This also includes students going off to PhD programs. Over the las decade, Cincinnati have gone into PhD programs at Indiana University, Vanderbilt University, University of Oregon, Duke University, University of Texas, Purdue University and others. All very impressive institutions.

All in all, this programs looks pretty enticing for a number of different students. The affordable nature of the program is also very nice. I’ll try and find out some more information about the program, but I encourage any of you looking at a more economics focused masters to check this out.

Here is a link to the University of Cincinnati Masters in Applied Economics Program