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Earn both a Master of Science (M.S.) in Economics and a Master of International Affairs (MIA) in a three year period with this combined degree program.

You will receive rigorous advanced training in:

  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • International policies
  • Global economy
  • American foreign policy
  • Research methods

If you have a disposition toward leadership, this program will help prepare you for careers in business, government, and nongovernment organizations, and public service.

This combined degree program is made possible by a collaboration between the Department of Economics and the Department of International Affairs.

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Combined Degree Program: Master of Science in Economics + Master of International Affairs Program Requirements

Completing the Combined Program

You will follow a strictly defined curriculum to be able to complete all the requirements for both degrees (which normally each take two years) in this shortened time frame.

A total of 66 unduplicated hours includes:

  • 30 credit hours for the M.S. in Economics + 6 combined credit hours from an approved list of courses
  • 36 credit hours for the MIA + 12 combined credit hours from an approved list of courses.

In combination, a student may combine no more than 12 credits in both degrees.

You will begin the M.S. in Economics program in your first year and begin courses in the MIA program in your second year. You will successfully complete your final year by completing your Capstone and remaining courses. To earn the Master of International Affairs degree, you must satisfy the MIA degree's language requirement.

If you decide to drop one of the degrees being sough after beginning the program, the requirements for the other degree will revert to the normal requirements for that degree.