Master of Arts in Economics
Become an adept economics practitioner, able to understand complex economic concepts and then apply them across the real world with the Master of Arts in Economics in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 30-credit graduate degree prepares students to understand contemporary economic theory and its application to problems arising in business, government and industry. The Economics MA program provides students an opportunity to specialize in a specific area of economics or follow a general course of study.
Potential areas of specialization include the following.
- Financial economics
- Health economics
- International monetary economics
- Labor economics
Economics is a way of thinking that provides insights into all facets of our personal and professional lives, improving our understanding of the world and our own decision-making. This is invaluable in making sound decisions in any type of organization and provides the foundation for many other academic and professional disciplines, such as finance, management and marketing. Economics is oriented around solving real-world problems.
After completing the Economics MA program, students should have the technical skills required for economic analysis of business and public policy.
The Economics MA program can serve as a terminal degree or a foundation for those who intend to apply to the PhD program. It is primarily dedicated to producing well-trained researchers and managers in the field of economics.
Outstanding students may enter directly into the Economics PhD program and pick up an Economics MA as part of the process. This provides applicants with the following two advantages.
- Ensures that students will take the right classes immediately.
- Only PhD students are eligible for assistantships.