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Who can benefit?

The program is well suited to those

  • wishing to pursue a career that requires an advanced degree in economics;     
  • who want to pursue a Ph.D in economics but need more preparation to get into a top program;
  • with undergraduate training in economics in an institution that is less known to US employers and institutions.

Why Penn State?

Our M.A. program

  • is administered and taught by the same tenured and tenure--track faculty who teach and supervise our PhD students. Please our faculty directory can be found at ;
  • provides rigorous training in quantitative approaches as well as in economic theory. It will prepare our students for future economics--related careers, whether they are academic or not; 
  • provides numerous research opportunities within the Department which is one of the top research institutions in the country;
  • offers qualified students the opportunity to take our PhD courses.