American University

Online Programs

Master of Arts in Economics - Applied Economics


4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20016

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Economics - Applied Economics

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Master of Arts in Economics, Applied Economics specialization from American University brings you real-world analysis from today’s most relevant scholars, research institutes and international organizations – online, anytime. It puts you at the forefront of economic debates – locally and globally. The M.A. in Economics utilizes state-of-the-art statistical software to help you master economic research methods and policy analysis.

Become a Recognized Economist

The online M.A. in Economics utilizes real-world examples to give you the knowledge and skills you need to make a true impact on the economy. Program highlights include:
•Concentrated faculty strength in major applied fields of economics and a policy-oriented curriculum
•Faculty who are linked to think tanks, research institutes and international organizations
•Hands on training with statistical software used in applied economics research
•A Washington, D.C., location that provides access to an extraordinary array of professional opportunities for trained economists.

Lead Others Utilizing Key Knowledge

Through a robust curriculum, you’ll gain crucial insight into today’s economic issues. The M.A. in Economics also includes a capstone experience to help prepare you for a career in a variety of settings, including:
•Government agencies
•Congressional committees
•Financial institutions
•Economic consulting firms
•Think tanks
•Multilateral organizations
•Non-governmental organizations

Nearly all (96 percent) of the graduates from American University’s MA in Economics program are working in the field, in graduate school or both.

Customize Your Program for Optimal Success
While the entire M.A. in Economics program can be taken online, you do have an option to three internship hours on campus in Washington, D.C.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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