Hunter College offers an exciting master’s program in economics, taught by a distinguished faculty.

  • Classes are held on weekday evenings, and the program can be completed over one academic year and two summers.
  • Graduates are equipped with the statistical and analytical tools necessary for careers in data science, finance, and public policy.
  • Many graduates also transition to Ph.D. programs in top-ranked economics and social science departments.

      This program offers a fantastic opportunity to spend a year:

      • living in New York City,
      • studying at a renowned public university,
      • discovering the intellectual pleasures of economics, and
      • gaining significant professional advancement.

      Why study economics?

      • Economics is a unique social science that helps you think about society and everyday interactions in a whole new light.
      • Economics emphasizes the most pressing global welfare and policy problems.
      • Economists are highly employable. They have technical skills that are valued in a wide range of industries.

      Why study economics at Hunter?

      • Hunter College is a senior college in the City University of New York, the largest urban university in the U.S. It is located on the beautiful upper east side of Manhattan.
      • The professors in the Department of Economics are accomplished academics with a broad range of specializations (behavioral economics, media, healthcare, development, crime, firms, labor).
      • Ours is a tried-and-tested rigorous program. Recent graduates have joined:
        • major financial firms including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley,
        • international organizations including the United Nations and the World Bank, and
        • top PhD programs including Princeton, Berkeley and Chicago.
      • Classes are held in the evenings so that students can pursue employment or other activities during the day.
      • Hunter offers an incredible value for money– a top-notch education from a highly-regarded program, without the price tag.

          Program Basics

          • Core coursework includes microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, and econometrics. In addition, several electives are offered.
          • Students are taught research methods under personalized supervision.
          • Students interested in academic careers complete an optional research dissertation.

          Sample Degree Map for M.A. in Economics

          Degree Map for M.A. in Economics
          Full Time
          Year 1 Fall Year 1 Winter Year 1 Spring Year 1 Summer
          ECO 700 Research Methods 1 (New Course) Applied Economics 2 Research Methods 2 OR MA Thesis
          (Under Specific Conditions)
          ECO 701 ECO 703
          ECO 721 ECO 722
          Applied Economics 1 Applied Economics 3
          Year 1 Fall Year 1 Winter Year 1 Spring Year 1 Summer
          ECO 700   Applied Economics 2  
          ECO 701   ECO 703  
          Year 2 Fall Year 2 Winter Year 2 Spring Year 2 Summer
          ECO 721 Research Methods 1 (New Course) ECO 722 Research Methods 2 OR MA Thesis (Under Specific Conditions)
          Applied Economics 1 Applied Economics 3

          Contact Information

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