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Drexel LeBow MS in Economics

Analyze real-world data to drive real-world solutions.

The STEM-designated Master of Science in Economics in Drexel University’s School of Economics connects core principles to rigorous quantitative methods and policy analysis, providing students with the skills to critically examine markets and economies to drive business solutions. The flexible program provides students with opportunities to take electives and choose from one of our three diverse tracks, including our public policy track for those who wish to pursue careers in government or nonprofits; our industry track for those who seek roles in private industry; and our academic research track for those who look to enter doctoral programs in business, public policy, public health, economics or other social sciences.

Propelled by Drexel’s over 100-year history of partnering with industry leaders, the degree program takes an 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 identify long-term market trends and shape the future.

Key Features and Benefits of Drexel’s MS in Economics

Ranked by TFE Times

In 2024, TFE Times ranked LeBow’s MS in Economics as no. 1 in Pennsylvania, no. 8 in the Northeast and no. 41 in the U.S.

Flexible Time Frame

Available on our University City Campus in Philadelphia, choose from our full-time (18 months) or part-time (24–36 months) options

Real-world Learning

Gain hands-on experience with industry-leading companies, such as Lavazza, Pennsylvania Distilling Company and Philadelphia Gas Works, through the program’s research-driven consulting projects, international residencies, case competitions and more

Cutting-edge Curriculum

Learn of-the-moment insights on topics such as micro- and macroeconomics; using econometrics for causal inference, prediction and market analysis; and more in courses taught by our leading, research-active faculty and industry experts

Personalized Career Services

Benefit from resources and programming such as career counseling, professional development and job search coaching

Housed in Our Business School

Access a wider variety of courses, experiential learning opportunities and career resources through our School of Economics, which is uniquely housed in our business school

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I had access to top-ranked research in international trade.

Kristopher Cramer, ’16

Associate Economist

Leigh-Ann Wilkins

The network here is so strong — when you are looking for an internship, those connections are there.

Leigh-Ann Wilkins, ’17

Quantitative Analyst II

About Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business is a top-ranked, AACSB-accredited business school located in Philadelphia. Our bachelor’s degrees; full-time, part-time and online MBA programs; specialized master’s degrees; market-driven certificates; doctoral degrees; and Executive MBA and DBA programs are propelled by our faculty, who are recognized for their thought leadership, and by the University’s over 100-year history of pioneering experiential education and industry partnership.

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