GW’s Master of Arts in Applied Economics provides students with the tools to succeed as economists in today’s data-driven world. Our graduates learn to draw meaningful implications from data and integrate economic analysis into their professional lives. They apply economic theory and quantitative methods to real-world scenarios such as measuring the impacts of government programs and forecasting economic trends.
Classes are taught by a diverse faculty, utilizing both GW’s internationally recognized economics professors and professionals from local economic organizations. Coursework includes not only economics material but also data science, budgeting and public policy, health and development economics and geographical information systems. Students also have the option to take up to two electives at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, the School of Business, the Milken Institute School of Public Health or the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The MA in Applied Economics is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM-designated degree program.