MS in Applied Economics

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Does an economic swing put your investigative mind into overdrive? Do you see the world through a mathematical lens? Do you draw dotted lines between local and global markets and the current events that surround them?

You have what it takes to master economics

Economics is the weaving together of science, sociology, history, philosophy and mathematics to forecast futures and apply understanding to the past.

Quite simply, economics is the ability to make informed decisions based on data. The SNHU online Master’s in Applied Economics will show you how, in this new 36-credit masters degree.

The Art Behind The Science

To paraphrase distinguished economist David Colander, economics is the interconnectedness of the political and sociological dimensions of a problem. Through observation and empirical exploration come informed answers. In other words, economics is not always a precise science. As an SNHU Master’s in Applied Economics candidate, you will acquire both the interpretive and scientific skills needed to become an expert decision-maker and thought leader in your chosen profession.

You will explore diverse theoretical schools of thought. You will focus on the analysis of economic variables and the efficient use of resources. You will emerge from the program with a balanced understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometric theory.

More specifically, you will acquire critical skills in the area of:

  • Data collection
  • Data processing
  • Investigative questioning techniques
  • Building advanced economic models
  • Formulating problem statements and hypotheses
  • Econometric and empirical analysis
  • Communication and presentation of findings

Advantages of an MS in Applied Economics from SNHU

  • Convenient, flexible, 100% online
  • One of the most affordable advanced economics degrees available
  • Classes taught by real-world experts, from across a broad range of industries
  • Takes a practical, career-oriented approach to a field with steady growth

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

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