The Economics department started a new one-year terminal Master’s degree this past summer. The inaugural class of 40 students began classes in mid-July and, after completing a 10-course, 30-credit curriculum, will graduate in May 2014. The rigorous program is the first of its kind in the state of Texas, and only a handful of similar programs (primarily on the East coast) currently exist.
The MA program at UT was designed for prospective students with any of the following goals:
- Qualifying for jobs in the private or government sector that require greater expertise in economic, analytical, and statistical tools than provided by an undergraduate degree;
- Obtaining the background in economics and mathematics required to gain admission to a high-quality economics PhD program;
- Studying economics as a complementary field to another area of expertise (law, political science, public health, statistics, energy, etc.).