Cal Poly

MS Economics

Program Description

Cal Poly’s M.S. Economics program provides students with significant depth in statistics, econometrics, and quantitative economic analysis. Combined with coursework in microeconomics, computer programming, and project-based field electives that utilize the skills learned in the econometric core, students graduate ready to hit the ground running and make immediate contributions to the firms that hire them.

The M.S. Economics program is a full time 45-unit program in San Luis Obispo, CA that is typically completed in 10 months. It begins with a short intensive session in mid-August and continues through the traditional Cal Poly academic year from September to June. In addition to coursework, students must pass a comprehensive exam covering the program core curriculum. Upon completion of the degree, students will have a solid foundation in econometrics and applied microeconomics and will be well prepared for jobs in the private or public sector involving data analysis, economic modeling, or the use of quantitative methods in general. The program could also be useful for those intending to enter a Ph.D. program but who wish to improve their quantitative skills before applying.

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Units to Degree Completion45
Culminating EventExam
Letters of Recommendation2
GRE/GMATEither Required

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