MA in Applied Economics

Program Overview

The online Master of Arts in Applied Economics provides a combination of theory, policy analysis, and data analysis to help students identify, understand, and solve real-world problems in business, finance, and government. 

  • 30 credit hours
  • Complete in three semesters
  • Only fully online MA in Applied Economics in North Carolina
  • 90% placement rate for graduates within three months of graduation
  • Learn to analyze large data sets with the same software used by Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions
  • Deepen your general economic theory and econometric skills and develop an understanding of policy analysis fundamentals
  • Prepare to make an impact in a variety of fields, including public policy, government, finance, and more
  • Career support available 24-7 with Bryan Briefcase, our new online collection of professional development resources

Customize your curriculum by earning a graduate certificate in Economics of Health Analytics or Quantitative Business Economics. Once you complete one or both certificates, you can choose to apply for the full master’s program. With a GPA of 3.0 or above, you may waive the GMAT/GRE requirement.

Or enroll directly as a master’s degree student and complete the 30-hour curriculum. You may choose to earn a certificate en route to earning your master’s.


College is an investment in your future, but our goal is to give you an outstanding education at a reasonable cost. A quality education doesn’t have to come with sticker stock. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

Estimated Tuition & Fees (2020-21)

Residency Status

Per credit hour Est. program cost


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of NC.

$360 $10,799

Outside NC

This rate applies if you receive online education in a state other than NC.

$616 $18,474


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of a state other than NC.

$1,033 $30,972

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UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.
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