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The Master of Science in Economics program with a concentration in Financial Econometrics or Financial Economics in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University is a STEM program that aims to provide rigorous training in economics, econometrics, analytical and quantitative skills for students in order to prepare them for immediate careers in business or government, or further study in top economics and finance Ph.D. programs. This terminal, professional Master’s degree program was created in response to the increasingly high demand from students seeking a professional master’s degree in economics, and employers looking for candidates with advanced training. Students are able to complete the program in 18 or 24 months. 

Most students are in the non-thesis option and complete 36 credit hours to receive their degree. Thesis option students must complete a total of 32 semester hours of graduate course credits, a thesis under the guidance of an Advisory Committee, and pass an oral/final exam in the final semester of their studies.

The course structure for the program includes a set of core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and business finance, and required courses in behavioral, international, advanced econometrics, and institutions, and a capstone course that provides students with experience in carrying out an applied research project. Students are encouraged to participate in an internship in the summer of their first year.

To view the detailed curriculum, go to the Master of Science in Economics Curriculum.

Master of Science in Economics Program Requirements

Customize Your Degree

You will choose between a thesis and non-thesis option.

You can also choose between two concentrations:

  • Financial econometrics
  • Financial economics

Steps to Fulfill a Masters Program