Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Economics (MSECON)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.0603
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-3011
About the Program
The Master of Science program in Economics at Drexel University integrates training in core economics, rigorous quantitative methods and policy analysis. It prepares students for a career in industry, the financial sector, government or international organizations. The program also provides the necessary knowledge and the analytical skills to the students wishing to pursue a PhD degree in related areas.
The LeBow College of Business: School of Economics seeks applicants with exceptional ability and motivation. Students who hold a bachelor’s degree, either in economics or another discipline, may apply to the MS program. All courses in the program expect a preparation of at least principles of economics and basic statistics. Students who lack some part of this preparation may be considered for admission conditional on their completing the appropriate undergraduate courses as non-matriculated students during the summer term before they begin the program in the fall.
In reviewing an applicant's credentials, the faculty will consider the following factors:
- Prior Academic Accomplishments: The faculty will examine all course work taken prior to application, paying particular attention to the specific courses that have been completed. Applicants should have attained a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate course work completed.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): Applicants are required to submit GRE or GMAT scores. Scores of more than five years old are not accepted.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not already received a degree from a U.S. university must also submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- Personal Statement/Essay: Each applicant must submit a personal statement. The personal statement should explain the applicant's educational and personal experiences that have influenced the decision to pursue an MS and should discuss the candidate's career plans and goals.
- Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation must be submitted in support of the application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek recommendations from academics or other professionals who can assess the applicant's likelihood of success in the MS program.
The MS in Economics program admits students each fall. To be considered for admission, the completed application must be received by the LeBow College of Business Office of Graduate Admissions. Admissions are considered on a rolling basis and will remain open until all available slots are filled. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation, as well as the application form and the personal statement, are received by LeBow College Business, School of Economics.
Graduate Assistantships and Financial Aid
Financial assistance for the MS program may be available on a limited basis to highly qualified candidates.
Research Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships may be also be available on a limited basis for highly qualified candidates.
To obtain an application, please contact:
Graduate Admissions Office
Bennett S. LeBow College of Business
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875
|Select one course from each of the following sets:|
|ECON 548||Mathematical Economics||3.0|
|or ECON 902||Mathematical Economics|
|or ECON 940||Econometrics I|
|ECON 560||Time Series Econometrics||3.0|
|or ECON 941||Econometrics II|
|or ECON 910||Advanced Microeconomics I|
|or ECON 920||Advanced Macroeconomics I|
|STAT 610||Statistics for Business Analytics||3.0|
|or STAT 931||Statistics for Economics|
|Economics electives *|
|Complete 18.0 additional credits from the following:||18.0|
|Public Finance and Cost Benefit Analysis|
|History of Economic Analysis|
|Applied Industrial Analysis|
|Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications|
|Economic Analysis of Health Systems|
|Special Topics in ECON|
|Advanced Microeconomics I|
|Advanced Microeconomics II|
|Advanced Macroeconomics I|
|Advanced Macroeconomics II|
|Industrial Organization I|
|Industrial Organization II|
|Industrial Organization Seminar|
|Empirical International Trade|
|Open Economy Macroeconomics|
|International Trade Seminar|
|Open Economy Macro Seminar|
|Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations|
|Statistics for Economics|
|Complete 9 additional credits from the list of Economics electives or the list below:||9.0|
|Legal Aspects of Employment|
|Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance|
|Corporate Financial Management|
|Advanced Financial Management|
|Financial Institutions & Markets|
|Mergers and Acquisitions|
|International Financial Management|
|Managing Technology Innovation|
|Managerial Decision Models and Simulation|
|Operations Research I|
|Operations Research II|
|Advanced Mathematical Program|
|Statistical Decision Theory I|
|Statistical Decision Theory II|
Students who complete ECON 911, ECON 921 and ECON 941 may take the following courses during their second year provided they have the required prerequisites and approval from the Program Coordinator: ECON 925, ECON 942, ECON 950, ECON 951, ECON 959, ECON 960, ECON 961, ECON 962, ECON 969, ECON 979
Centers and Facilities
- Sovereign Institute for Strategic Leadership
- Center for Corporate Governance
- Dana and David Dornsife Center for Experiential Learning
In fall 2013, LeBow College opened its 12-story, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, with a finance trading lab, behavioral studies lab and integrated teaching technology in all classrooms. The new building features two lecture halls, 15 classrooms of varying sizes and seating configurations, including case study rooms and cluster classrooms designed to facilitate group work. Other amenities consist of extensive areas of student spaces, including 12 collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student lounges. Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students and staff, in a state of the art building on the University City campus.