Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Quantitative Economics and Econometrics, MS

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Program Coordinator: Philip Rothman (424-A Brewster Building; 252-328-6151; rothmanp@ecu.edu)

The master of science program in quantitative economics and econometrics combines the analytical framework of modern economic theory with the quantitative methods and programming skills of applied econometrics.

Applicants to the quantitative economics and econometrics degree program 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.

Minimum degree requirement is 33 s.h. as follows:

2. Electives - 9 s.h.

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, econometrics, and programming. Successful performance on this examination is necessary to continue in program.

4. Research

a. Research skills:

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

b. 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.

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