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Graduate Program

The MA program in economics provides students with advanced training in decision-making techniques and quantitative analysis by building on a core of applied microeconomic and econometric classes. Students learn to apply analytic methods to business and policy issues, use advanced econometric methods and computer software. An internship program provides students with valuable work experience. 

The program is designed to:

  1. prepare students for careers in consulting, domestic and multinational firms and government agencies, 
  2. provide students with university-level teaching experience and access to community college teaching positions, and 
  3. provide advanced training in economics for students planning on entering a Ph. D. program.

Former graduate students are employed in research and policy-oriented positions in both business and government. Local employers include consulting firms, San Diego public utilities, San Diego area governments, and community colleges.

Graduate Advising

Dr. Ryan Abman
Office: NH-308
Email:[email protected]

Dr. Ed Balsdon
Office: NH-313
Phone: (619) 594-5492
Email: [email protected]

Important Links

Graduate Handbook | Class Schedule | SDSU Catalog | Special Study Form