Master's Program

The Department of Economics at Syracuse University has a national reputation of excellence in applied microeconomic research and the analysis of public policies. The Graduate Program reflects the Department's focus on research in labor economics, public economics, international trade, and urban/regional economics. Graduates of Economics lead a wide variety of careers business and government, including management, consulting, research and policy analysis.

The Graduate Program in Economics at Syracuse University emphasize the simultaneous development of a strong grounding in economic concepts and the rigorous application of theory to applied, policy-oriented settings. They are structured to generate a high ratio of faculty to students, to permit completion of degrees in a timely fashion, and to perpetuate our excellent record in placing graduate students.

Prospective Applicants: The application form and information can be found on the admissions & finances website

Please note that the Economics Department does NOT accept IELTS in place of TOEFL. Complete applications with supporting material must be received by January 15 to ensure full consideration.

Degree Requirements

Combined BS/MA Program 

For a complete description of the ECN BS/MA program, please visit the official course catalog. 

Economics, MA

Sample Plans of Study for Current SU Undergraduates Interested in the MA

Click here to see how to complete an MA in an additional two to three semesters.