Combined MA & Certificate Options

 

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Certificate programs help students specialize in an area of expertise, learn the latest developments in their field and earn professional credentials. 

Students who are enrolled in the MA in Applied Economics may apply for dual enrollment with a graduate certificate in certain fields.

 


 


How to Apply

Students must submit an application for dual enrollment through the CCAS Office of Graduate Studies, only after they have enrolled in the MA in Applied Economics program. Dual enrollment participants do not need to meet the separate application requirements for the graduate certificate.

All students interested in the certificate option should meet with their advisor as soon as possible. Both the director of the MA program and of the graduate certificate program director must approve the dual program before the student can enroll in a course for double credit.

Students who are pursuing one of the certificate options through the GW School of Business (GWSB) undergo a slightly different application process from the other certificate options. 

Applicants must submit academic transcripts from both undergraduate and graduate education programs as part of the electronic application. 

The Business Analytics Certificate requires advanced competency in mathematics, and the applicant’s level of mathematical proficiency will be assessed.

MA students must apply for any GWSB certificate no later than one month before the semester in which they plan to graduate.

Fast-Track GWSB Application Tips

  • Résumé: Upload your resume reflecting your current educational program. Abbreviate typing in your work history by entering, “See résumé.”
  • Essay: Upload a Word document: “I am a [fill in MS, MBA or MAAE] student at GWSB [or] CCAS with a special interest in [enter certificate title].”
  • Reference: Enter your academic advisor’s name.
  • Transcripts: You may access your unofficial transcript via GWeb (Student Records and Registration/Student Information Menu/Transcripts/View Unofficial Transcripts). Please upload it in this section.
  • Application Fee Waiver: When your application is ready to submit, either click the Application Fee dropdown and select Request a Waiver. State you are a current GWSB / MAAE student, in good academic standing, requesting an application fee waiver. Your application fee will be waived soon after. Coordinators will contact you to submit the application after the application fee waiver has been applied to your record. 

 


Sample Courses of Study

Students may double-count up to two courses (six credits) toward both the certificate and the electives requirements for the MA in Applied Economics. All program requirements for the MA and the graduate certificate must be fulfilled. Visit the GW Bulletin for requirements details. 

Budget and Public Finance 

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • ECON Elective
  • PPPA 6005

(9 credits total)

  • PPPA 6052
  • PPPA Elective
  • PPPA Elective

Data Science 

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • ECON Elective
  • DATS 6101 or
  • DATS 6102 or
  • DATS 6103

(9 credits total)

  • DATS 6101 or DATS 6102 or DATS 6103
  • DATS Elective
  • DATS Elective

Environmental Resource Policy

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • ECON Elective
  • PPPA 6006

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6237 or ECON 6295
  • ENRP 6101 or ENRP 6102
  • PPPA 6066 or ENRP 6140

Geographic Information Systems 

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • ECON Elective
  • GEOG 6304

(9 credits total)

  • GEOG 6305
  • GEOG Elective
  • GEOG Elective

Accountancy   

Fall Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ACCY 6101

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • ECON Elective
  • ACCY Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ACCY 6104 or ACCY 6106
  • ACCY Elective
  • ECON Elective

Spring Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6375
  • ECON 6376
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ACCY 6101
  • ECON 6301
  • ACCY 6104 or ACCY 6106

(9 credits total)

  • ACCY Elective
  • ACCY Elective
  • ECON Elective

Business Analytics

Fall Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • DNSC 6203
  • DNSC 6206
  • DNSC 6211

(9 credits total)

  • DNSC 6279
  • Business Elective
  • ECON Elective

Spring Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • DNSC 6203
  • DNSC 6206
  • DNSC 6211
  • DNSC 6375

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • ECON 6301
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • DNSC 6279
  • Business Elective
  • ECON Elective

Digital Marketing and Communications

Fall Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • MBAD 6274

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • MKTG 6252
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • MKTG 6248 or MKTG 6256 (fall only)
  • Business Elective
  • ECON Elective

Spring Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • MBAD 6274
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • MKTG 6252
  • MKTG 6256
  • Business Elective

Financial Management 

Fall Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • MBAD 6224

(3 credits total)

  • MBAD 6211

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • MBAD 6235
  • FINA 6223

(9 credits total)

  • Business Elective
  • ECON Elective(s)

(3 credits total)

  • FINA 6221

Spring Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(3 credits total)

  • MBAD 6211

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • MBAD 6224

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • MBAD 6235
  • FINA 6223

(3 credits total)

  • FINA 6221

(9 credits total)

  • Business Elective
  • ECON Elective(s)

Sports Management

Fall Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6304

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • TSTD 6264
  • TSTD 6267

(9 credits total)

  • TSTD 6265
  • TSTD 6266
  • ECON Elective

Spring Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • TSTD 6265
  • TSTD 6266

(9 credits total)

  • TSTD 6264
  • TSTD 6267
  • ECON Elective

Walkable Urban Real Estate Development

Fall Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • FINA 6290

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • Certificate Courses (6 credits)

(9 credits total)

  • Certificate Courses (3 credits)
  • ECON Elective
  • ECON Elective

Spring Semester Start

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6300
  • ECON 6305
  • ECON 6374

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6301
  • ECON 6375
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • ECON 6376
  • FINA 6290
  • ECON Elective

(9 credits total)

  • Certificate Courses (9 credits)