Economics

Graduate School in Economics

The CSUN Tseng College of Extended Learning offers test preparation programs (course to prepare you to take the standardized tests required for graduate school admissions). More information is available on the Tseng web page: https://tsengcollege.csun.edu/programs/contractedprograms

Masters
CSUN does not offer a Masters in Economics. We do have a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Program.

For a Masters in Economics at a local California State University, check out San Diego State University (SDSU), Sacramento State University (CSUS), Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), Cal State Fullerton (CSUF), or Cal State LA (CSULA).

Ph.D.
For advice on what courses to take at CSUN to prepare for a doctoral program in Economics, read the section entitled "Suggested Economics Electives to Focus Your Course of Study" under Focus Your Studies and Graduate School Preparation. If you are a CSUN student interested in attending graduate school in Economics, contact Dr. Dennis Halcoussis for more advice.

Graduate School in Related Fields
In addition to law school, the graduate programs listed here are suited to individuals with undergraduate degrees in economics. More are coming...

Boston University: The M.A. in Economics is a terminal master’s program that equips its graduates with the advanced knowledge and quantitative skills required for an economic analyst in the business world, the consulting industry, a central bank or government. The training provides a thorough understanding of fundamental economic principles, application of mathematical methods and modeling, and the use of computer software for large-scale data analysis.

University of Southern California (USC): The M.S. in Applied Economics and Econometrics programs identify business opportunities and address public policy challenges using location-based Big Data with insights from geographic information science (GIS), urban economics, and spatial econometrics.

University of Kentucky: The M.S. in Economics provides a strong foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, in addition to allowing students to pursue some electives in their fields of interest. The degree is often earned en passant to a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field.

University of New Mexico: The M.S. in Public Policy program will train a new generation of analysts who can serve their communities by identifying and championing data-driven policy options.

University of California, Irvine (UCI): The M.S. program covers most areas of economics. Special programs in Transportation Economics and Public Choice are available to interested students. In addition, the Department offers a program joint with the Department of Statistics (STAT) for students who wish to pursue a masters' degree in statistics concurrent with the PhD in economics.

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB): The Ph.D. graduate degree program is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced study in economics and conducting original research in Economics.

updated: November 21, 2019