Master of Science in Applied Economics

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Earn an Empowering Johns Hopkins Education in a Flexible Format

Economics is an essential, rapidly changing field, and organizations have a growing need for professionals who are skilled in analyzing and interpreting economic data. With the MS in Applied Economics program from Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division, you will prepare to support decision-making processes involving global markets and policy.

With this program, you will develop a working knowledge of economics relating to fiscal policy, foreign aid decisions, and financial risk. The coursework spans a range of concepts you will use in your career, including economic reasoning, modeling, and econometrics. Study on campus or in flexible online courses – and earn a master’s degree that carries the prestige of Johns Hopkins University.

Join this program to:

  • Set your course of study: Choose from seven concentrations and 27 electives.
  • Study on your terms: Johns Hopkins offers full-time, part-time, online, and in-person options.
  • Build in-demand skills: The program spans 10 courses that instill competencies for roles across industries.
  • Accelerate your education: Complete the master’s degree program in as few as 12 months.

Fast Facts

Complete the master’s degree program in 12 to 24 months. The graduate certificate in quantitative methods lasts nine to 12 months.

Choose a Specialization for Your Career Path

The master’s degree in applied economics offers concentrations in:

Prepare to contribute to the formation of government policies. The coursework includes an exploration of modeling for use in the analysis of taxation, income distribution, and environmental matters. Study online or on campus.

Develop foundational knowledge at the intersection of macroeconomic analysis and financial economics. Join us online or on campus to explore financial management, behavioral economics, monetary economics, international finance, and more essential concepts within these fields.

Study online or on campus to gain an analytical and quantitative perspective on global matters. You will explore international finance and trade, development microeconomics, and economic growth. Moreover, discover how to leverage cost-benefit analyses as quantitative tools.

Offered online, this concentration helps you prepare to contribute to local economic policy analysis and policymaking. Discover the nuances of regional and urban economics, along with study options within geographic information systems and urban data analytics.

Join us on campus or online to prepare to work in corporate or public policy. You will explore environmental and resource economics, and study cost-benefit analysis and modeling tools used by environmental organizations. Additional study options include environmental science and policy, energy and climate change, and geographic information systems.

Bring to bear the tools of economics in this emerging field. Study the economics of health care, cost-benefit analysis, and microeconometrics. Plus, choose three to six credits from science, specialized quantitative, and policy courses. Study online or on campus.

Discover advanced econometrics and empirical methods within a range of economics study areas. The coursework includes microeconometrics, macroeconometrics, financial econometrics, macroeconomic forecasting, Bayesian econometrics, survey research methods, cost-benefit analysis, modeling, and machine learning in statistics. Study online or on campus.

Post-Master’s Certificate

Further your economics or statistics education and career with the Post-Master’s Certificate in Quantitative Methods. This four-course program spans advanced economic modeling, forecasting, data analysis, and econometrics. Develop the knowledge and skills to play a leading role in decision-making at government agencies and global organizations.

State-Specific Information for Online Programs

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