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The M.A. Program

The Master of Arts degree in economics is designed for students seeking a practical program of study to prepare them for technical or administrative positions in business or government. It is also suitable for students intending to pursue a Ph.D. in economics who wish to earn the M.A. degree first.

Students in the master’s degree program must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit with a minimum GPA of 3.00. This average must be earned over all NIU graduate courses required in the student's program of courses (excluding deficiency courses taken for graduate credit) as well as over all graduate work taken at NIU.


Jeremy Groves 
Director of Graduate Studies 
Zulauf Hall 510
Phone: 815-753-5747

Debra Woolbright
Graduate Secretary 
Zulauf Hall 515
Phone: 815-753-1032