Master of Science in Economics

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Our M.S. in Economics is applied in nature, emphasizing applied economic theory, economic modeling, economic analytics, and quantitative methods. The program provides rigorous training as well as options to specialize in various areas in Economics and other Schools and Colleges within Georgia Tech. Further, the program can be completed in as little as one calendar year (Fall, Spring, and Summer) or can be completed in several years as a part-time student within your own flexible time format. Our faculty have a history of teaching and commitment to the program, and to the professional success of the M.S. students.

Though the program typically begins in fall-only, if you are interested in beginning in the spring term, please contact Dr. Danny Hughes for more information.

The M.S. program is designed for a wide range of students. These include:

  • students who have already completed substantial coursework in economics who seek an additional economics education to prepare for work in consulting or industry
  • students who have already completed substantial coursework in economics who wish to apply for advanced programs in Economics, Management, or Law
  • students who have an engineering or sciences background but would like to diversify their skill set and develop an expertise in applied economics
  • professionals working in industry or consulting who wish to enhance their analytic and quantitative skills from the decision-making perspective provided by Economics

Consistent with the objectives of the entire Georgia Institute of Technology, the Master of Science in Economics takes a multidisciplinary, research-oriented, hands-on approach to education, where knowledge is not the end but rather the means through which problems are solved and opportunities are created.

In selected cases and based on both the program's discretion and funding availability as well as merit and strength of prior coursework preparation, the School of Economics may be able to offer U.S.-based students a limited number of partial-tuition waivers for out-of-state students. In these cases, an out-of-state student will pay in-state tuition costs. In addition, the School of Economics does offer some partial scholarships that are available to accepted students have completed the application process to highly qualified admitted students.

For 2020, we are able to offer a small number of scholarships to highly meritorious students, as well as out-of-state tuition waivers to highly qualified applicants from outside the state of Georgia on a funds-available basis.  Prospective and accepted students are highly encouraged to research outside scholarship availability.  A list of known scholarships is available.

The priority admissions deadline for the MS program beginning in August 2020 will be February 1, 2020. All application received after this date will be considered on a rolling admissions basis through June 15, 2020.