MS in Economics

Professor Mian Dai, PhD teaching class

The MS in Economics from the Drexel LeBow School of Economics integrates training in core economics, rigorous quantitative methods and policy analysis. Required classes provide a solid foundation in micro and macroeconomic theory, statistics and econometrics — and students also have the flexibility to shape their course of study to best match their career aspirations.

A mastery of modern economics and the analytical skills needed to succeed in this job market make this program ideal for those interested in becoming practitioners in industry, the financial sector, government, regulatory agencies or international organizations. Available options to obtain rigorous training in advanced theory also make this program ideal for students who aspire to a PhD in economics or plan to work in economics research.

Program Delivery

Program Requirements

Refer to the Drexel University Catalog for complete degree requirements and course descriptions. Electives are offered in many disciplines, including managerial economics, public finance, international economics and health economics. Students can also take courses in other Drexel LeBow disciplines such as finance or management. Courses are also available from Drexel’s Public Policy program and Mathematics Department.

Admissions Requirements

An undergraduate degree in economics is not required for admission into the program


Limited merit based scholarships are available for the MS in economics program. Applicants will also be considered for TA positions in the School of Economics. Applicants do not need to apply separately for scholarships and TA positions as this will be part of the regular application process.