Master's in Economics

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

MS in Economics

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.

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.

Program Details and Delivery

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.

In addition to a Master of Science degree in economics, Drexel LeBow offers an MBA degree program with graduate minor options in Economics and Economic Data Analysis for students who wish to pursue a more general business education with a focus on economic theory and international trade.

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, or Project Management.

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!


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.

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