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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Economics with a Thesis Option or with concentrations in Middle East Economic Development, Competitive Strategy and Valuation, International Economics, and Financial Economics for Non-Thesis Track (M.A.)


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Completion of the AUC Graduate Program in Economics opens wide opportunities for prestigious and creative jobs in research centers and departments, both in government and private institutions. AUC graduates of this program have also made valuable additions to several U.N. and international development institutions.

Admission

The applicant for admission to the master’s program in economics should have a considerable background in economic theory. An applicant whose bachelor’s degree is in a discipline other than economics may be admitted provisionally, but in such cases the applicant must complete additional undergraduate courses. The prerequisite for full admission to the master’s degree in economics is completion of ECON 4061  and ECON 4081  with a grade of B or better; i.e. a student must complete ECON 4061  and ECON 4081  before enrolling in any 500 level course.

The department uses as reference for admission, minimum acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) of 150 verbal, 150 quantitative, and 3.0 analytical (which is equivalent to 450 verbal, 600 quantitative, and 3.0 analytical for exams taken prior to September 1, 2011). Prior to full admission, students must have reported their GRE examination scores.

Students applying for Master in Economics can choose either Thesis Track or Non-Thesis Track option. Total credit hours for completion of the Master Degree for either track is 27 credit hours.

Requirements for Thesis Track


Courses


Three Additional Courses (9 credit hours)


A maximum of three hours of 5000-level courses or 4000 level courses in related fields other than economics may be taken for graduate credit with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies and the Department Chair.

Thesis (six credit hours)


An M.A. thesis is not allowed to be submitted for examination until the student has made a presentation of a major part of it at the department seminar.

Requirements for Non-Thesis Track


Courses


Three Additional Courses (9 credit hours)


A maximum of three hours of 5000-level courses or 4000 level courses in related fields other than economics may be taken for graduate credit with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies and the Department Chair.

Concentration Fields


Within the Non-Thesis track student must complete at least one Concentration Field (6 credit hours).

The MA in Economics offers four concentration fields:

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