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What will I learn?

The Department of Economics offers graduate programs of study designed to prepare students for careers in education and for careers in administrative and research positions in government, industry and labor. The programs are built upon a solid core of training in economic theory and in quantitative analysis, with area concentrations in econometrics, economic growth and development, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics and human resources, mathematical economics, monetary theory and policy, and urban and regional economics.

Course of Study

Minimum degree requirement is 30 credits of graduate work including 3 required core courses:

Econ 701 – Economic Theory: Microeconomics, 4 credits

Econ 702 – Economic Theory: Macroeconomics, 4 credits

Econ 703 – Econometrics, 4 credits

The student must select one area of concentration offered by the department and must take at least two courses in this concentration of courses numbered 700 or above or take Econ 506 and Econ 606 or Econ 710.

The student must take two courses numbered 700 or above (except Econ 990, Econ 991, and Econ 999), in areas other than the student’s area of concentration. The student must submit a master’s paper.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,650.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 January 2023


College of Letters and Science

2442 E Hartford Avenue,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for admission to the UWM Graduate School must have the following: A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Centre on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrolment in the Graduate School. Students applying to approved integrated bachelor’s/master’s programs are exempt from this requirement, A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

For international students

An undergraduate major in economics and one semester of calculus.

English proficiency requirement: TOEFL IBT - 79 – 120; IELTS - 6.5 - 9.0; Cambridge English Advanced/Cambridge English Proficiency - C1 level or higher.

Application deadline: Rolling Admissions

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

With more than 200 academic programs the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been the first choice for more than 195,000 alumni across the globe.

  • A globally engaged, top research university
  • Located in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee
  • Offers over 200 academic programs
  • 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio

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