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Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (MS) 
Program Description

Our Master’s in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics is an immersive, three-term residential program that can be finished in as little as 12 months.

Over that short time, you’ll attain deep analytical and empirical skills in microeconomics and econometrics—essential, sought-after skills in the current market. We also provide dual-degree options, which can broaden opportunities in areas such as finance and business analytics.

You will learn:

  • Microeconomic theory, including individual decision-making and market equilibrium, game theory and market design
  • Empirical microeconomics, such as the use of econometric methods to understand markets, industries and other institutions
  • Experimental and behavioral economics, including laboratory methods and approaches from psychology to understand individual and interactive decision making
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Economics -

The Department of Economics at Arizona prepares students for positions in universities, in the private sector, and in government and non-profit organizations. We offer both a MS and PhD program in which students work closely with faculty to learn valuable skills in microeconomics and econometrics. The Department's faculty has long been among the world's best in experimental economics and in economic history. The Department also maintains a strong focus on microeconomics, particularly industrial organization and labor economics.

Eller College of Management  
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Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Elizabeth Jenkins
Graduate Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Jenkins
Director of Graduate Studies
Antonio Galvao
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Guadalupe Estrella
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Admissions Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.00 (4.00 scale)
Minimum TOEFL score: 79
GRE or GMAT required; requirement may be waived for UA students with strong math scores
Letters of recommendation required: 2
Statement of Purpose: 1-2 page essay describing reasons for applying to program and future career/education goals

Standardized Tests

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Financial Aid
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Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • First deadline: February 1 (review begins)
  • Last deadline: June 1

International Applicants:

  • First deadline: February 1 (review begins)
  • Last deadline: April 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Core Courses:
Students must take all of the following courses.

ECON 529 (Mathemmatical Economics)
ECON 510 (Quantitative Methods for Economics)
ECON 503A (Microeconomic Theory I)
ECON 503B (Microeconomic Theory II)
ECON 511A (Econometrics I)
ECON 511B (Econometrics II)

Students must take four of the following elective courses. 500-level courses from other departments may be substituted with the permission of the Director of Graduate Studies.

ECON 501D (Market Design)
ECON 506 (Experimental Economics)
ECON 532 (Health Economics)
ECON 560 (Industrial Organization)
ECON 588 (Labor Economics)

Minimum credit hours required: 30 units

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 14 Oct 2019