The master’s degree program in economics at Hunter College is designed to equip students with a set of analytic tools that can be directly applied to business and public policy. Because the program integrates economic theory, quantitative methods, practical applications, and requires a master’s thesis, Hunter M.A.s regularly move into interesting, well-paid positions in business, government, and international organizations. They are also prepared to enter Ph.D. programs at top-ranking universities.

Under the direction of professors who combine distinguished academic credentials with wide experience in economic research and applications, students studying for an M.A. at Hunter may participate in such major on-going projects as: the changing nature of financial and securities markets; comparative budget policies; earnings of immigrants and minority groups; energy and environmental policy; health; the political economy of oil; taxation and the regional economy; and social security and public welfare.


See the Admissions page for details on the program’s admissions requirements. Students are encouraged to apply by consulting with the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Randall Filer.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available. Students should consult the financial aid office and the department concerning work opportunities and aid.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D program in economics is based at the City University Graduate Center. Students may transfer up to 12 credits of courses taken at the graduate center to the M.A. program at Hunter. See Bulletin of the Graduate School for a description of the Ph.D program and the complete list of courses.

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