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Master of Science in
Economics and Computer Science

Drexel University’s STEM-designated Master of Science in Economics and Computer Science is among the first of its kind offered by a top-ranked, AACSB-accredited business school. Delivered in partnership with Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics, the degree program provides students with both the business and technical backgrounds that employers seek. Graduates of the program enter the workforce ready to use data to inform the most important organizational decisions, with a thorough understanding of economic concepts, econometric tools and advanced computing techniques.

Research-active faculty teach our master’s-level economics courses, providing unrivaled access to professors who understand the latest developments in theory and applied methods and how they are being used to address current economic issues. In addition, the program delves into advanced computing techniques such as machine learning, algorithms and computation.

Propelled by Drexel’s over 100-year history of industry-based education, the program takes an interdisciplinary, applied approach through experiential learning opportunities. This approach expands students’ professional networks and builds their foundational knowledge through real-world applications, equipping them with the tools to drive business solutions.

Housed in Our Business School

Unlike other programs, our School of Economics is part of Drexel's LeBow College of Business, providing access to a wider variety of courses and a vast array of experiential learning opportunities.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Delivered in partnership with Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics, our MS in Economics and Computer Science is among the first of its kind offered by a top AACSB-accredited business school.

STEM-designated Program

Our MS in Economics and Computer Science is a STEM-designated Degree Program by the Department of Homeland Security. Students with an F-1 visa can apply for a 24-month OPT Extension if they meet noted criteria.

MS Economics and Computer Science Curriculum

Economics and related business electives are offered in many disciplines, including managerial economics, public finance, game theory and health economics. Students can also take elective courses in other Drexel LeBow disciplines such as finance or management. Courses are also available from Drexel’s Center for Public Policy and Mathematics Department.

An undergraduate degree in economics or computer science is not required for admission into the program. Please refer to LeBow’s graduate admissions requirements for additional information.

Learn more about this program in the Drexel Catalog

Program Options

Offered on campus in Philadelphia, Drexel LeBow’s MS in Economics and Computer Science is available in both full-time and part-time options to fit the student’s individual needs. The program can be completed in as little as 18 months or on a more relaxed timeline.

Full-Time on Campus

Complete in as little as 18 months

Part-Time on Campus

Complete in 24 to 36 months

Experiential Learning for Graduate Students

A practical, hands-on approach is embedded into graduate programs at LeBow, integrating experiential learning across all components of the student experience. Research-driven consulting projects, industry speakers, competitions and other engagements allow students to learn from companies such as Northwestern Mutual, AmeriGas, Signature Group Investments and more.

Learn more about experiential learning for graduate students

More Ways to Study Economics and Computer Science

Dual Degrees

While earning an MS in Economics and Computer Science, students can also choose to pursue another LeBow graduate degree; the College offers the ability to share up to 15 credits between two of its degree programs allowing students to maximize their time and financial investment.

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Career Outcomes and Student Support

Once students complete the MS in economics and computer Science program, there are many professional paths to explore.

See where recent Drexel LeBow MS in Economics and Computer Science graduates landed jobs after completing their master's degree.

While earning your MS or MBA degree, after graduation or even years later, the LeBow Graduate Career Services team offers career coaching and more.

Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington, D.C., means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

Learn more about LeBow’s campus and community