M.A. in Economincs
Advanced training in economic data, market, and policy analysis
Degree Learning Outcomes:
- Proficiency with advanced microeconomic analysis, including: constrained and unconstrained
optimization, comparative statics, market equilibrium, strategy, welfare and policy
- Proficiency with advanced econometric data management, analysis, and causal inference
methods, including: multiple regression, instrumental variables, panel data methods,
- The combined application of microeconomic and econometric analysis for academic, private-
and public-sector research, including proficiency in data management and statistics
with modern software tools.
Why choose our program?
Research & Teaching Opportunities
- Joint publications
- Professional conference presentations
- Teach a principles level course
- Up to $20,000 per year with academic employment and merit scholarships
- Elective coursework in math, statistics, finance, GIS and more
- Three semester option
See where our degree can take you.
Alumni Spotlight: Brittany Bass
Brittany Bass received her M.A. in Appplied Economics from SDSU and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. She is currently an Economist for the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs in the Semel Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Brittany is a health economist, primarily researching the impact of policies related to substance use disorder treatment on youth and adult health and economic outcomes. Her past research has focused on examining the impact of sex education mandates, maternity leave laws, minimum wages, and technology funding. Brittany's research has appeared in peer-reviewed economics and policy journals including Economics of Education Review, Contemporary Economic Policy, IZA Journal of Labor Policy, and Journal of Population Economics.