Master of Science in Applied Economics

Link to MS Student Placement. Worksheet of courses PDF


About the Master’s in Applied Economics at WSU

The School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University offers an M.S. degree in Applied Economics.  The degree program provides strong foundations in economic theory, quantitative methods, applications, and research analysis in order to prepare graduates for professional careers in business and consulting, government, and research organizations or as preparation for doctoral studies in Economics or Agricultural Economics. This degree is designed so that well-prepared students can complete it in 1 year.

Benefits from our Master in Applied Economics

A master’s degree in Applied Economics at Washington State University enhances graduates’ employment prospects and their chances to obtain significantly higher salaries than bachelor degree holders.  Public and private organizations are increasingly seeking to hire professionals who can understand and apply economic research.  Job opportunities include positions in banking, communication, government, insurance, investment, research, and trade, among others.

In addition, the master’s degree in Applied Economics at Washington State University serves as a preparation for pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Economics.

The program includes courses in economic theory and quantitative methods and a series of elective courses in specialized fields of study offered by the program. Former students are placed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service and Economic Research Service, Cargill, World Bank, Insightful Corp, Grassbridge Recruiting, Insurance industry, among others.


Contact Info

Dr. Jill McCluskey
Chair, Graduate Studies Committee
Hulbert 111E

Jaimie Dahl
Graduate Coordinator
Hulbert 405

Washington State University