Graduate Degrees in Economics — Online and On Campus

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Reach Your Potential as a Results-Driven Economics Leader

Organizations depend on economists to capture market insights and illuminate new opportunities in our global economy. With Johns Hopkins University’s graduate economics degrees, you can acquire next-level expertise for forecasting trends, modeling conditions, and strengthening policy-making in the public and private sectors.

JHU’s applied economics and financial economics graduate programs go beyond theory, immersing you in real-world economics techniques to enable you to become an asset to global organizations.

Continuing your education with JHU delivers more than a prestigious credential — you can also extend your career network while engaging with our renowned faculty and other aspiring professionals in your classes.

Begin a Graduate Education Tailor-Made for Professionals with the Highest Aspirations

Impressive ROI: Prepare yourself for economist roles offering a median annual salary of $113,940 — with the highest 10% of salaries exceeding $207,230.1

Flexible format: Gain higher-level economics expertise online or on campus, with the option to take courses part- or full-time.

Customized coursework: Choose from an array of electives and focus your studies as you develop the economics acumen to match your ambitions.

Acclaimed faculty: Learn directly from scholars and economists with leadership experience at federal agencies and high-profile finance organizations.

Find the Graduate Program for Your Goals

Engage in a prestigious education that equips you with a portfolio of advanced economics competencies and knowledge.

Develop practical expertise for uncovering opportunities for organizational growth with JHU’s flexible MS in Applied Economics program. You can tailor the graduate degree to your aspirations with a customizable core course and six electives, getting the option to select a focus area in Applied Macroeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Financial Economics, or Quantitative Methods. Each class is taught by renowned faculty who offer impactful instruction while drawing from experiences with the Federal Reserve, FTC, and private-sector financial firms. Join us online or in Washington, D.C., finishing in 12 to 24 months.

Specialize in analyzing economic conditions and improving organizational decision-making at JHU. You’ll learn from faculty with leadership experience at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Freddie Mac, and other financial organizations. This graduate program offers time-series courses in Macroeconometrics, Macroeconomic Forecasting, and Financial Econometrics, along with electives focusing on machine learning, international finance, and other specialties. Take this opportunity to pursue one of the only MS in Financial Economics degrees available entirely online or on campus. You can finish in 12 to 24 months.


  1. “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Economists.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2023, from