Economics MS Progress Guidelines

M.S. Economics (Non-Thesis) Normal Progress Guidelines

Students are expected to complete the M.S. degree program in 2 years.

Year 1 (example: even year)

Semester Coursework Credits Comments
Fall ECO 511 Macroeconomic Theory 3 cr
ECO 514 Microeconomic Theory 3 cr
ECO 530 Econometrics 3 cr
Spring ECO 531 Adv. Econometrics and Applications 3 cr File Program of Study (POS) form
ECO Elective 3 cr Form M.S. Advisory Committee
ECO Elective 3 cr First Committee meeting
Summer * INT 601 Responsible Conduct of Research 1 cr
 

 

Year 2 (odd year)

Semester Coursework Credits Comments
Fall ECO Elective 3 cr Second Committee meeting
ECO Elective or ECO 597 Independent Study 3 cr
Spring ECO 532 Applied Time Series Econometrics 3 cr File Application for Graduation
ECO Elective or ECO 597 Independent Study 3 cr (see Grad School website)
Third Committee meeting

Schedule oral exam

Spring or Pass oral exam
Summer

 

 

Summary of M.A. ECO Non-Thesis Requirements

M.S. ECO core (ECO 511, 514, 530, 531, 532) 15 credits; minimum grade of B in all ECO core courses.
ECO Electives (4 ECO electives) 12 credits; minimum grade of B- in all ECO electives.
Independent study (ECO 597) Minimum of 3 credits with grade of ‘Pass’
* Responsible Conduct of Research Requirement IF student funded by NSF, USDA, MAFES or NIH. 1 credit with grade of ‘Pass’
Oral exam Pass oral exam
Total Graduate Credits Required Minimum of 30. All courses on POS require B- or better. Core courses require a B or better.

 


 

M.S. Economics (Thesis) Normal Progress Guidelines

Students are expected to complete the M.S. degree program in 2 years.

Year 1 (example: even year)

Semester Coursework Credits Comments
Fall ECO 511 Macroeconomic Theory 3 cr
ECO 514 Microeconomic Theory 3 cr
ECO 530 Econometrics 3 cr
Spring ECO 531 Adv. Econometrics and Applications 3 cr File Program of Study (POS) form
ECO Elective 3 cr Form M.S. Advisory Committee
ECO Elective 3 cr First Committee meeting
Summer * INT 601 Responsible Conduct of Research 1 cr
 

 

 

Year 2 (odd year)

Semester Coursework Credits Comments
Fall ECO Elective 3 cr Second Committee meeting
ECO 699 Graduate Thesis 3 cr
Spring ECO 532 Time Series Econometrics 3 cr File Application for Graduation
ECO 699 Graduate Thesis 3 cr (see Grad School website)
Third Committee meeting

Schedule oral exam

Spring or Pass oral exam
Summer

 

 

Summary of M.S. ECO Thesis Requirements

M.S. ECO core (ECO 511, 514, 530, 531, 532) 15 credits; minimum grade of B in all ECO core courses.
ECO Electives (3 ECO electives) 9 credits; minimum grade of B- in all ECO electives.
Graduate Thesis (ECO 699) Minimum of 6 credits with grade of ‘Pass’
* Responsible Conduct of Research Requirement IF student funded by NSF, USDA, MAFES or NIH. 1 credit with grade of ‘Pass’
Written Thesis Successful completion of thesis research
Oral exam Pass oral exam
Total Graduate Credits Required Minimum of 30. All courses on POS require B- or better. Core courses require a B or better.