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Office: Sturm Hall, Room 246, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2685

Graduate Education in Economics

If you're looking for a career as a business or government economist, the University of Denver's MA in Economics program offers excellent preparation.

Our MA program helps you build the solid skills and respected credentials that employers want. The degree also prepares students for doctoral studies, particularly if they want to explore alternative approaches and develop further insights about economics before entering doctoral programs.

We also offer a BA/MS dual-degree program ("4+1") for current undergraduate majors at DU. Students who meet the admissions requirements can start taking graduate-level ECON courses during their junior and senior years and will complete the MS in Economics and Social Policy during their fifth year at DU.

For individuals looking for a less committing entrance into graduate studies in Economics, we offer a Specialized Graduate Certificate.

Information for applicants to one of our graduate programs:

Our department's strengths

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economics of money, banking and finance
  • Environmental economics
  • Health economics
  • International and development economics
  • Alternative approaches to economics
  • History of economic thought
  • Econometrics
  • Economics of gender / feminist economics
  • Economics of technology and innovation
  • Urban economics

Master of Arts in Economics

  • 45 credits of graduate coursework
  • Thesis Required

Masters of science in Economics and Social Policy

  • Undergraduate-Graduate Dual-Degree Program for DU Economics Majors
  • 45 credits of graduate coursework
  • No Thesis Required

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Economics

  • 16 credits of graduate coursework
  • No Thesis Required