M.S. in Economics

Master's in Economics from Georgia Institute of Technology

Earn a STEM-certified degree from a top-5 public university with a master's in economics from Georgia Institute of Technology. Our program offers students an opportunity to broaden their analytical and quantitative skills enabling them to gain insight from big data, think strategically in the corporate sector, and critically navigate the policy and government sector.

The Masters in Economics program specifically is ranked #3 by Grad School Hub, #7 by Best College Reviews, #10 by College Choice, and #19 by TFE times.


Our program curriculum is designed to enhance quantitative and analytical skills. 

Our program is open to all individuals with diverse backgrounds and needs. However, the curriculum is especially geared towards the following individuals:

  • Undergraduates with a desire to enhance analytical skills to be more competitive or command a higher salary in the job market
  • Individuals with a desire to strengthen one's application before pursuing an additional graduate degree
    • Commonly this is a doctorate in Economics but our students also pursue Juris Doctorates, MBA's, and PhD's in related fields such as Public Policy or International Affairs 
  • Engineers who seek to use their quantitative skills in an applied business, data analysis, or decision-making context
  • Working individuals who are looking to formalize and broaden their expertise to advance their careers or become more effective in their current roles. 


Dynamic Curriculum

The program provides rigorous training in economic theory and data analytics. Students may focus their coursework in a number of areas including:

  • Business Economics: Global Enterprise, Managerial Economics, Cost-benefit Analysis, Corporate Strategy, Analysis & Pricing of Multinational Value Chains, Money & Capital Markets

  • Econometrics and Data Analytics: Probability and Statistics, Econometrics, Empirical Economics Practicum I, II, III, Big data and public policy

  • Health Economics and Health Data Analytics
  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Economics of Strategy and Information 
  • International and Development Economics

Review the course descriptions for frequently offered courses. 


Flexible Completion 

The program can be completed in as little as one calendar year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Working individuals taking courses part-time can easily finish within 2 years but may take longer if needed.  Below is an overview of the MS curriculum. 


Total credit hours required for graduation: 30 credit hours or 10 courses

Required Core Courses: 12 credit hours or 4 required courses as indicated below:

Fall Semester: Microeconomics and Econometrics 1

Spring Semester: Macroeconomics and Econometrics 2


Economics Electives: 16 credit hours or 4 electives courses

Free Electives: 6 credit hours or 2 electives courses, in the School of Economics or other schools

Suggested pathways for the M.S. curriculum. 


Dedicated Faculty 

Our faculty are known for cultivating productive scholarly relationships with their students, providing in-depth analytical training, and for their deep commitment to students' personal and professional success. Because of the relatively small size of our program, our students benefit from close guidance on how to view and solve complex problems of today.  One on one advising is part of the program offerings. Many students choose to do independent research with faculty , Those with a focus on health economics conduct research in the Health Economics & Analytics Lab (HEAL)


Dynamic Careers

Graduates of the MS Economics program at Georgia Tech pursue paths in consulting, business analytics, finance, government, banking, policy, and many others. Students enjoy being in a lucrative recruiting environment with multiple large corporations steps from where they take classes in midtown Atlanta. Program participants receive weekly communications informing them of career opportunities. Internships may be undertaken while in the MS program and may count towards curriculum credit. See the image below for recent placements of our students.