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Economics

Program Summary

The Master of Arts in economics is for students who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge of mathematical methods and leadership skills. Here you can pursue specific interests or career goals by studying labor economics, public economics and financial economics, as well as econometrics and statistics.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in Economics

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Labor
  • Financial Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Econometrics

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 February 15 for Assistantship
Spring October 1 December 10
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Economics
Zulauf Hall 515
Program website
815- 753-1031

Director of Graduate Studies:
Jeremy Groves
jgroves@niu.edu
815- 753-5747

Application Contact:
Debra Woolbright
woolbright@niu.edu
815- 753-1032



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