About M.S. in Economics

Our comprehensive program combines economic analysis with advanced quantitative methods to prepare students for analytical and management positions in a variety of industries. Students have pursued careers in finance and banking, economic and business forecasting, macroeconomics and monetary policy, public finance and cost/benefit analysis, as well as economic modeling and simulations. Some have even gone on to pursue their doctoral degree in Economics or Finance. The Master of Science degree program in Economics features a curriculum that is flexible yet thorough in its approach to theoretical training and applied course work.

Program Outline

The M.S. in Economics program is comprised of 30 graduate credit hours: a core curriculum in economic theory and quantitative methods (12 hours), a concentration to be selected from one of four options (12 hours), and a research project or thesis (6 hours).

More information on program prerequisites.

Program Structure

The M.S. in Economics program is structured for both full-time and part-time students. Some of our students attend full-time and finish in 12-16 months. Working professionals who attend part-time usually take 24-30 months to complete the program.

Core courses are offered twice a year at either UNC Charlotte's main campus or UNC Charlotte's Center City campus located in the heart of center city Charlotte.

Tuition and Fees

The M.S. in Economics program offers a top-quality graduate education with an outstanding return on investment. In keeping with the tradition of the UNC system, UNC Charlotte offers very affordable tuition rates for North Carolina residents. Out-of-state students also realize a tremendous economic value.  More information about tuition and fees.