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Typical M.A. Program

The following is a typical program of courses for students seeking the M.A. degree full-time. Any economies course numbered 500 or higher can qualify as an elective and students in the M.A. program may take up to six credit hours from outside the department subject to approval by the Director of Graduate Studies.

 Year One | Fall Semester

  •  Economics 590: Economics Statistics and Econometrics (3)
  •  Economics 591: Mathematical Methods for Economists (3) {first three weeks of the semester only}
  •  Economics 660: Microeconomic Theory I (3) {starts after the completion of ECON 591}
  •  Economics 661: Macroeconomic Theory I (3) {starts after the completion of ECON 591}

 Year One | Spring Semester

  •  Economics 690: Econometrics I (3)
  •  Economics 692: Methods in Economics (1)
  •  Economics Graduate Elective (3)

 Year Two | Fall Semester

  •  Economics Graduate Elective (3)
  •  Economics Graduate Elective (3)
  •  Economics Graduate Elective (3)

 Students generally complete an M.A. Research Paper which, once approved by a member of the gradaute faculty, will fulfill the last requirement for the M.A. degree. Students may instead register for the Thesis Option (ECON 699B), however, this is not typical. While the degree may be earned in a little as three semesters, students have seven years to complete the degree according to the Limitations of Time requirements set by the Graduate School.

Contact Us

Dr. Jeremy R. Groves

Director of Graduate Studies
Zulauf Hall 505
Phone:815-753-5747
email: jgroves@niu.edu

Debra Woolbright

Graduate Secertary
Zulauf Hall 515
Phone:
email: dwoolbright@niu.edu