A two-year M.A. and M.S. in Applied Economics at Illinois State University provides a comprehensive foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, along with the ability to tailor your experience by choosing specialized field courses aligned with your interests. Under the mentorship of a faculty member, graduate students engage in data analysis, culminating in a compelling academic research paper (non-thesis capstone or thesis).
This comprehensive program leads to successful, well-paying careers and/or doctoral studies. Here are some examples of recent placements:
|Deloitte||University of California, Davis|
|Microsoft||Pennsylvania State University|
|University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign|
|Federal Reserve Board||Michigan State University|
|U.S. Department of Labor||Rutgers Business School|
This degree links basic economic theory and statistical techniques to real-world problems faced by decision makers.
Provides students training in the financial theory of the firm, financial markets and institutions to complement their training in applied economics analysis.
Focuses on the systematic study of mathematical and statistical analysis of economic phenomena and problems.
Combines training in basic economic theory and statistical methods with specialized training in the theory, history and institutions of economic of regulation.
An interdisciplinary program that enables those who are passionate about social change through service to take their careers to the next level.
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