Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.A.; Ph.D.
Areas of Concentration
  • Economic Education
  • Econometrics
  • Feminist Economics
  • International Trade and Development
  • Labor Economics
  • Public and Urban Economics


Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Economics in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Statement of purpose

Application Deadline

   Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged for financial consideration; contact department for information.

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At Nebraska, economists begin with solid technical training in economic theory and quantitative methods and progress to applications of those tools in selected fields.

The Master of Arts degree in Economics is designed to prepare students for a Ph.D. program either at UNL or other institutions. MA students are expected to take the Ph.D. level core theory sequence. If MA students are subsequently admitted to the Ph.D. program at UNL, coursework and examinations taken in the MA program transfer directly to the Ph.D. Students interested in a terminal degree focusing on applied economics are encouraged to consider the MA program offered through Agricultural Economics.

The Ph.D. is a scholarly degree, preparing students to make significant contributions advancing the discipline and communicating those advances in the form of publication and teaching. Graduates are employed in college and university teaching positions as well as in research and consulting for business and government. Admission requirements include strong academic achievement and training in economics, mathematics, and statistics. See our website for specific admission requirements.

Courses and More

Students in Economics are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and Research

Welfare Costs of Taxation; Determinants of CEO Turnover; Economics of Education
Tax Policy; Urban Land Development; Housing Economics; Fiscal Reform; Transition Economics
Economic Education; International Economics
Macroeconomics Time-Series
History, Demography, and Natural Resources of the Great Plains
Labor Economics; Macroeconomics; Econometrics
Public Finance; Taxation; Labor Economics; Urban and Regional Economics
Public Policy; Social Fabric Matrix; Ecological Economics; Agriculture Policy; Educational Finance
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Women and Education; Feminist Economics; Political Business Cycles; Post-War Macroeconomic Policy
Applied Econometrics; Health Economics; Welfare Policy
Forensic Economics; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Applied Microeconomics
Econometrics; Business Statistics
Regional Economics; Local and State Economic Development; Economic Forecasting
International Economics; International Finance; Open-Economy Macroeconomics; Economic Development; Heterodox Economics
Teaching and Learning of Economics; Attitudes and Opinions on Economic Issues; Testing of Economic Knowledge

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