Interpret and analyze financial trends and data at an advanced level with a Master of Arts in Economics

Every news cycle seems to bring some kind of story about the economy. But how many people can actually interpret and analyze the facts and statistics reported about the stock market, job growth, consumer spending and more to understand how all these things work together and the results? Economists can.

 

 

Program type:

Graduate, MA

Format:

On-Campus, 100% Evenings

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Overview

Master of Arts -

Economics

UMSL’s Master of Arts in Economics program is specifically designed for those seeking to work as professional economists. Our students acquire knowledge, as well as a versatile set of skills, that are highly valued in the workplace. In fact, our MA program has an excellent track record of placing graduates in private sector and government jobs, as well as in top PhD programs. A recent survey of alumni found that 95 percent of our MA in Economics students found a position within one year of graduation, and over 60 percent went on to earn annual salaries of $100,000 or more.

Outcomes and Career Outlook

UMSL’s Master of Arts in Economics program is specifically designed for those seeking to work as professional economists. Our students acquire knowledge, as well as a versatile set of skills, that are highly valued in the workplace. In fact, our MA program has an excellent track record of placing graduates in private sector and government jobs, as well as in top PhD programs.

Employment of Economists is projected to grow up to 6% to 2031, with a median annual salary of $105,630, according to wage and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Information Network.



$105,630

Median annual salary

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Employment growth by 2031

Career Opportunities

  • Economist
  • Economics Instructor or Professor
  • Consultant
  • Transfer Pricing Analyst
  • Demand Planner/Forecaster
  • Financial Advisor
  • Internet Marketing Specialist
  • Data Analyst

 

Plan of study

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Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.

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Career Services - Students have access to professional career counselors who can assist in everything from resume development and interview preparation to lining up an internship or connecting you with your next fulltime career. UMSL alumni also enjoy high quality, lifelong career management programming, services, events and resources to assist in all phases of career development.

Research - There are many opportunities for graduate students to showcase their research including our annual Graduate Research Fair, which is open to students from all graduate programs. Doctoral and thesis master’s students can also compete in the Three Minute Thesis challenge to be evaluated by a panel of judges for a chance to win cash prizes.