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Master of Arts in Economics

Explore the Master of Arts in Economics degree at NMSU Online

Students who enroll in NMSU Online may complete our 100% online MA in Economics with a Concentration in Public Utility Policy and Regulation.

NMSU Online's MA in Economics program has been designed to provide a technical and rigorous approach to the study of economic theory. Based on this, we offer students the flexibility to take field electives in order to individualize programs of study to their own academic and professional goals!

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

Students take theoretical courses that are useful for doctoral applications in Economics, including Political Science, Public Policy, Finance, Statistics, and Mathematics. For most courses, online education students attend class real time with on-campus students.

Graduates of this program are equipped to apply theoretical rigor in core areas of economics within the discipline, including computational economics, economic analysis, and financial economics. Studying at NMSU Online empowers you to:

  • Explore your academic interests in economics with the flexibility to tailor the degree to fit your future goals.
  • Develop a working knowledge of economics relating to fiscal policy, foreign aid decisions, and financial risk.
  • Gain a strong foundation of economic theory.
  • Prepare to support decision-making processes involving global markets and policy.
NMSU Online's MA in Economics program may also be of interest to students seeking further training in economics before deciding upon whether to pursue a PhD in Economics.

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Career Pathways

Graduates of NMSU Online's Master of Arts in Economics with a Concentration in Public Utility Policy and Regulation are well prepared for professions such as:

  • Actuary
  • Data Scientist
  • Economist
  • Financial Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Management Consultant
  • Mathematicians
  • Public Utility Regulator
  • Securities Trader
  • Statisticians

Program Information

College: Business

Delivery Format: Hybrid and synchronous weekly online sessions delivered simultaneously with face-to-face students.

Program Credits: 30 credits

Program Length: 2 years

Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40

Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

Program Chair: Larry Blank


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