Graduate programs

The Department of Economics offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees.

Admission requirements

Economics M.S./M.A.

Environmental and Resource Economics Graduate Certificate

Environmental and Resource Economics Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Resource Economics provides students with an understanding of the critical linkages between economics and key environmental issues. It also offers an introduction to the most important analytical tools, including cost-benefit analysis.

Principles of microeconomics is a prerequisite for two core courses. Undergraduate intermediate microeconomics and econometrics are recommended prior to enrollment, but not required. Completion of the program requires a total of 16 graduate credits including:

  • Resource and Environmental Economics (Ec 530)
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis (Ec 527)
  • Economics of Sustainability: Theory and Practice (Ec 522)
  • Any two graduate economics courses numbered 510/610 or above are automatically approved as electives. Courses from other departments can be applied to the electives requirements with prior approval of the Graduate Program Director.