Purdue University offers an innovative online Master’s Degree in Economics designed for individuals with strong analytical backgrounds, such as individuals with undergraduate majors in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. The program combines a first-year common core set of courses in Economic theory and Econometrics with a set of second-year courses that provides a concentration in either Applied Economics/Business or in Advanced Economic Theory.The program is designed so that it can be completed entirely online, with each class of entering students working together in common online sections of the courses. The online course content is exactly comparably to the in-class courses physically offered on the Purdue campus, as every course in the program has both in-class and online sections. Depending on the concentration chosen, the program provides decision-making skills helpful in managerial and policy making positions (Applied Economics/Business) or prepares students for entry into PhD programs in Economics (Advanced Theory. The program consists of fourteen courses that include three 3-credit-hour basic courses in theory and Econometrics, ten 2-credit-hour special topic courses, and one 1-credit-hour independent study supervised one-on-one with an individual faculty member.
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