Graduate Bulletin

Economics, M.A.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: May 31                                                [March 15 for international students]

Applications are processed and evaluated as they are received.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members familiar with the applicant's academic competence and/or immediate work supervisor.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Details on appropriate background are available from the department upon request.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree is required. Details on appropriate disciplines are available from the department.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words and should include the following elements: your specific interest in Temple's program, your future career goals, and your academic achievements. For more information, see:

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is required. The GMAT can be accepted as a substitute. The verbal score should be in the 50th percentile or above and the quantitative score should be in the 65th percentile or above.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 580 paper-based, 237 computer-based, or 92 internet-based.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

A grade of "B" or better must have been earned in a peer M.A. program course in order for the credit to transfer. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic credits required beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

ECON 8001: Microeconomic Analysis

ECON 8002: Macroeconomic Analysis

ECON 8003: Mathematics for Economists I

ECON 8005: Microeconomic Theory I

ECON 8007: Macroeconomic Theory I

ECON 8009: Econometrics

Depending on academic background, one core course may be substituted by an elective course or an independent study. The specialization and elective courses should be chosen in consultation with the graduate advisor.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

This program has no culminating events.

Program Contact Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 401

Philadelphia, PA 19102



215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 401

Philadelphia, PA 19102



215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Contacts:


Natale Butto

Director of Graduate Admissions



215-204-1632 (fax)

Program Coordinator:

Fyodor Kushnirsky, Faculty Advisor


Graduate Chairperson:

Fyodor Kushnirsky, Faculty Advisor


Department Chairperson:

Dr. William Stull


About the Program

The M.A. in Economics prepares the student to understand contemporary economic theory and its application to problems arising in industry, business, and government. The program gives the student an opportunity to specialize in one of two areas: (a) general economics or (b) applied economics and financial markets.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 3 years

Campus Location:


Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m. Students are also able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 401

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Fyodor Kushnirsky, Faculty Advisor


Interdisciplinary Study:

An interdisciplinary track is available with the Department of Finance.


Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

Not applicable.


The Fox School of Business and Management is highly ranked. Current ranking information may be viewed at the following website:


All Fox School of Business and Management graduate programs are accredited by AACSB - Association for the Advancement of Collegial Schools of Business.

Areas of Specialization:

The Economics faculty are conducting research in the following areas: applied econometrics, development economics, industrial organization, international economics, and labor economics.

Job Placement:

The program is primarily dedicated to producing well-trained researchers and managers in the field of Economics. Many students go on to enter Ph.D. programs.


Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Students may enroll in up to 9 credits of classes with the permission of an advisor. Minimum undergraduate GPA requirements apply.

Financing Opportunities

September 2007