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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Quantitative Economics and Econometrics, MS

Program Coordinator: Philip Rothman (424-A Brewster Building; 252-328-6151;

Applicants to the MS in quantitative economics and econometrics must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School, submit three letters of recommendation, make an acceptable score on the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and have had at least one undergraduate course each in introductory statistics and differential calculus. Nonnative speakers must make an acceptable score on the TOEFL. Undergraduate courses in intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics are strongly recommended.

Students in this degree program must complete a minimum of 33 s.h. of course work. Core requirements in economics theory, econometric technique, and research methodology constitute 21 s.h. with the remaining 12 s.h. being electives. Up to 6 s.h. of electives may be taken outside the department with the approval of the graduate director.


The examination will test skills in applied theory and econometrics. Successful performance on this examination is necessary to continue in program.

3. Research

Research skills:

Four of the core courses listed above constitute 12 s.h. of research skills in quantitative methods and research methodology:

Research project:

The final component, ECON 6390  (research project) is the culmination of student’s analytical work and is designed to demonstrate applied research skills.