Master of Science (MS) in Economics

Gain a Mastery of Core Economics, Rigorous Quantitative Methods and Policy Analysis

The Master of Science (MS) in Economics program from the Drexel 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.

Research-active faculty teach all MS in Economics courses. Access to these professors, who understand recent developments in theory and applied methods and how they are being used to address current economic issues, provides our MS in Economics students with a solid advantage. Students also have access to experiential opportunities such as business consulting courses.

Why Pursue a Master of Science in Economics?

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.

MS Degree in Economics Program Details and Delivery


  • Public Policy Track – Ideal for students interested in working in government or nonprofit sectors.
  • Industry Track – Ideal for students interested in working for the private sector.
  • Academic Research Track – Ideal for students interested in pursuing PhD programs.

Plan of Study and Course Requirements for an MS in Economics

Refer to the Drexel University Catalog for complete degree requirements and course descriptions. Economics and related business 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.

Master’s Degree in Economics Graduate Minors

Graduate minors highlight Drexel’s collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit by allowing you to take interrelated graduate-level courses outside of your major graduate program. Enrich your graduate studies in economics with supplemental knowledge and skills that provide additional professional expertise.

Examples of minors that may benefit MS in Economics students include:

  • Computer Science
  • Business Analytics Management
  • Project Management
  • Health Economics
  • Finance

A full list of optional graduate minors can be found on the Drexel Course Catalog.

MS in Economics Admissions Requirements

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

If you want to learn more about Drexel LeBow’s Master of Science in Economics program, you can attend an information session or request additional information. Ready to apply? Use our online application form to get started!

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