Master's in Economics from Georgia Institute of Technology
Earn a STEM-certified degree from one of the world’s top public universities 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.
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 toward 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, MBAs, and Ph.D.'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.
The program provides rigorous training in economic theory and data analytics. Students may focus their coursework in a number of areas including:
- 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.
The program can be completed in as little as one calendar year (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). Working individuals taking courses part-time can easily finish within two years but may take longer if needed. Below is an overview of the M.S. 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.
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 the 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).
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 M.S. program and may count towards curriculum credit.
Recent placements of our students include:
- Home Depot