Applied Economics

The University of Maryland Masters in Applied Economics is program designed for working professionals, taught entirely in Washington, DC (starting in August 2015 a version of this degree will be held at Maryland’s main campus at College Park). The program is comprised of 10 classes, all meeting once a week in the evening(6:45pm – 9:30 pm), and can be completed in as little as 15 months. Students take two classes a semester and can select from a number of electives.

Applicants should have a macro and micro economics taken with a B or higher as well as college level calculus. Students do not need an undergraduate degree in economics and the university does not require the GRE or GMAT. The program is also reasonably priced at roughly $3,000 per class (~$30,000 total cost). Targeted class size is between 25-30 students, a good size for a program like this.

I came across this program recently and really like the concept. The University of Maryland is a very good school and being located right in the middle of DC (Dupont Circle) is incredibly convenient for anyone working and/or living in the city. The applied nature is a positive for those who want a practical, real world focused graduate education.

The program will be hosting two information sessions in April 2015. I’ve include the dates and contact information below in case anyone wants to learn more about the program and speak with someone in person.

Tuesday, April 28th and Tuesday, May 19th

1400 16th Street, NW – near DuPont Circle

The sessions will begin at 6:45 p.m.  There will be a short presentation and opportunities to speak with Dr. John Straub, the proram’s director, and also with others from the program and from Maryland’s department of economics.

Please RSVP to

Click here for a link to the University of Maryland Masters in Applied Economics