Master of Science in Economics MS-Econ

Designed to develop economic trailblazers, the master’s degree in economics from the W. P. Carey School of Business, which focuses on quantitative economics, delivers analytical skills and knowledge for the new economy. In as little as 9 months, you will build a personalized foundation for your future. Join us to gain economic modeling tools and skills you can leverage to transform businesses, government, and society.


ASU MS-Econ graduates will gain a quantitative economics toolkit and perspective for economic decision-making — and unlock new opportunities across industries. This STEM-designated degree program is career-oriented and customizable, including flexible elective options, professional preparation, and applied learning experiences led by world-renowned faculty.

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of economic theory and how it can be applied to real-world problems
  • Develop advanced data and econometric analysis, critical thinking, and tool-based skills that are highly transferable and valued by employers
  • Get ready for careers in data analysis, policy, consulting, government agencies, research organizations, and more

The master’s in quantitative economics from ASU is recognized by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency as a STEM-certified degree program. The STEM designation allows eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension, up to 36 months, as compared to 12 months for non-STEM degrees.

MS-Econ fast facts

The program consists of core courses — including two quarters with six courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and data science and econometrics — followed by two quarters of electives and a collaborative project. There is also an optional math bootcamp before the program starts.

9 months
Full-time program length; start in August

Expanded career opportunities for international students

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Tempe Campus

Enjoy life on the ASU Tempe campus — in the middle of a vibrant metropolis, with access to major hiring companies, year-round activities, and the beautiful desert southwest.

Explore everything ASU has to offer

Within America’s largest public university, the W. P. Carey School is committed to building a community Where Business is Personal. Through small classes, team-based learning, and individualized attention every step of the way, your experience in the Master of Science in Economics is uniquely your own.

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How to apply

Take note of application deadlines, join us for an upcoming admissions event, and start your W. P. Carey journey. We look forward to meeting you!

Application deadlines

Round I (Early Decision)

Dec. 1, 2024

Round II (International Priority)

Feb. 1, 2025

Round III (International Final)

April 1, 2025

Round IV (Final)

July 1, 2025

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Cost and financial aid

Paying for your degree is one of the most critical steps in your decision to go to business school. Work with us to find the right solution for you, whether it’s scholarships, graduate assistantships, or loans.

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Career management

The W. P. Carey Career Services Center provides resources and career programming you can access throughout your time at ASU and also after you graduate.

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What can I do with a master’s degree in quantitative economics?

Early career, mid-career, and experienced professionals may pursue the MS-Econ to pivot to a new role, achieve a promotion, or keep up with emerging trends. Recent and rising undergraduates may look at this program as an extension or expansion of an existing bachelor’s degree. The master’s in quantitative economics pairs well with many fields.

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