What will I learn?

UNLV's economics department offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in applied economics. Students who obtain the M.A. will demonstrate a master’s level understanding of economic theory and will work competently with data and interpret clearly the results of empirical studies. Over the course of the program, M.A. students develop and hone their abilities to solve problems. Communicating the results of economic analysis is a valuable skill in the business world and the program provides students the opportunity to develop their writing and presentation skills. The program produces students with a set of skills that both businesses and policymakers value. M.A. students in economics are attractive candidates for different employers — government agencies, marketing research firms, corporate research and financial departments, and consulting firms. Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics or finance also benefit from the MA in economics. The department welcomes both full and part-time students. Ambitious students can complete the program in one year.

Available Options

Conventional Track - Thesis

Conventional Track - Professional Paper

Advanced Track - Thesis

Advanced Track - Professional Paper

Learning Outcomes

Analyze behavior of economic agents under various market structures.
Apply the tools of welfare economics to public-policy problems.
Construct and apply microeconomic models.
Construct and apply macroeconomic models.
Use statistical methods to explain and interpret economic data.
Use critical-thinking skills to analyze economic issues.
Provide evidence of effective writing and presentation skills; as well as the ability to conduct independent research.

Which department am I in?

Lee Business School

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,807.00 per year

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

Start date

18 January 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

Lee Business School

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.,

LAS VEGAS,

Nevada,

89154, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent. Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

For international students

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent.

Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

English Proficiency Requirement:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum score: 6.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Paper-based) Minimum score: 74; (Computer-based) Minimum score: 213; (Internet-based) Minimum score: 80. Michigan Test of English Language Placement (MTELP) - Minimum score: 85; Pearson Test of English (PTE)- Minimum score: 65.

Application Deadline: June 15 for fall semester; Nov. 15 for spring semester.

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

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES

About University of Nevada

UNLV provides excellent teaching quality and the diverse modern methods it uses ensure students are at the cutting-edge of their chosen field.

  • Wide selection of study programs including unique options
  • Most diverse school in the U.S (2022 U.S. News & World Report)
  • Thriving campus life amongst the lively Las Vegas atmosphere
  • R1 top tier award from Carnegie for research-related learning

Get in touch