Master of Science in Economics (MS) Degree

MS in Economics Plan of Study

MS in Economics Full-Time

Below is a sample plan of study for a full-time student enrolled in the Master’s of Science in Economics degree program. You may choose to modify the plan of study upon approval from the faculty coordinator to tailor your studies based on the career goals and previous economic training.

See the current Drexel Course Catalog for complete degree requirements and course descriptions.

Total credits - 45 credits (semester equivalent: 30 credits)

Required courses - 18 credits
Economics Electives - 18 credits
Business electives - 9 credits

Students may take either BUSN 615 or Co-op 600, graduate-level internships, for credit the summer after their first year.

Term Course Title Credits
Fall (9 credits) ECON 610 Microeconomics 3
ECON 548 Mathematical Economics 3
STAT 610 Statistics for Business Analytics 3
Winter (9 credits) ECON 614 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 550 Econometrics I 3
ECON 650 Business and Economic Strategy: Game Theory and Applications 3
Spring (9 credits) ECON 560 Time Series Econometrics 3
ECON 601 Managerial Economics 3
Elective 3
Fall (9 credits) ECON 616 Public Finance 3
ECON 639 Applied Industrial Analysis 3
Elective 3
Winter (9 credits) ECON 630 International Economics 3
ECON 700 Masters Seminar 3
Elective 3


MS in Economics Part-Time

Below is a sample plan of study for a part-time student in the Economics Master of Science program. Part-time students will determine a customized plan of study with their program advisor, which offers flexibility in the timeline noted below. You may choose to modify the plan of study upon approval from the faculty coordinator to tailor your studies based on the career goals and previous economic training.

Total credits - 45 credits (semester equivalent: 30 credits)

Required courses - 18 credits
Economics Electives - 18 credits
Business electives - 9 credits

See the current Drexel Course Catalog for complete degree requirements and course descriptions.

Applied Industry Track

Term Course Title Credits
Fall (6 credits) ECON 548 Mathematical Economics 3
STAT 601 Business Statistics 3
Winter (6 credits) ECON 601 Managerial Economics 3
ECON 550 Econometrics I 3
Spring (6 credits) ECON 560 Time Series Econometrics 3
Elective 3
Fall (6 credits) ECON 610 Microeconomics 3
Elective 3
Winter (6 credits) ECON 614 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 630 International Economics 3
Spring (6 credits) ECON 650 Business and Economic Strategy: Game Theory and Applications 3
Elective 3
Fall (6 credits) ECON 616 Public Finance 3
ECON 639 Applied Industrial Analysis 3
Winter (3 credits) ECON 700 Masters Seminar 3


Theory / PhD Preparatory Track

Term Course Title Credits
Fall (6 credits) ECON 548 Mathematical Economics 3
ECON 610 Microeconomics 3
Winter (6 credits) ECON 601 Managerial Economics 3
ECON 614 Macroeconomics 3
Spring (6 credits) ECON 616 Public Finance 3
ECON 650 Business and Economic Strategy: Game Theory and Applications 3
Fall (6 credits) STAT 601 Business Statistics 3
Elective 3
Winter (6 credits) ECON 550 Econometrics I 3
ECON 630 International Economics 3
Spring (6 credits) ECON 560 Time Series Econometrics 3
Elective 3
Fall (6 credits) ECON 639 Applied Industrial Analysis 3
Elective 3
Winter (3 credits) ECON 700 Masters Seminar 3