Masters of Science in Applied Economics

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30

Program Description

The Online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) program objective is to provide graduates with analytical capabilities in economic development, financial economics, and regulatory issues. The skills and competencies addressed by this program include market analysis, quantitative analysis, regulatory industry analysis, financial economics, and economic development. These capabilities represent a unique combination of skills that are needed within society.

The program provides the quantitative and analytical skills for graduates to assist businesses in market analysis including: quantitative, regulatory, and economic development. Graduates will be able to compete for employment in financial institutions, industry, and government enterprises engaged in financial economic development, public utilities, and federal and state regulatory agencies.

Admissions Information

To ease the hardship that many of our applicants are currently experiencing, the Master of Science in Applied Economics program has decided to “relax” the GRE requirement during the COVID19 pandemic. Although GRE now provides online testing, we will not, until further notice, require GRE scores to “complete” an application. If you meet all the prerequisite course requirements and have a strong academic record, excluding GRE scores will have no effect on your application review and/or the admission decision. Some applications, however, might benefit from a sound GRE performance.

Admission into the Master of Science in Applied Economics program is competitive. To be considered for regular admission students must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA: minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00-point scale
  • Completed courses in calculus, statistics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics (intermediate-level micro and macro courses are strongly preferred) with a minimum grade of “C” in each course and a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the required courses.
  • Submit an up-to-date resume detailing both education and work experience. While work experience is not required, relevant experience may be considered in the admissions process.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-accredited evaluation service and must be a course-by-course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of coursework after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs