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.

The M.S. in Applied Economics provides appropriate training for positions in private corporations, non-profit research organizations, and government service agencies, among others. M.S. in Applied Economics graduates became management specialists, policy analysts, forecasters, and economic consultants. Recent placements include:

  • Analyst, American Express
  • Economist, USDA
  • Economic analyst, State of Washington
  • Consultant, Bunge North America
  • Marketing manager, Pace International
  • Procurement manager, Cargill
  • Agricultural analyst, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA
  • Instructor, Lewis Clark State College
  • Market Analyst, Safeway Corporation
  • Manager, Farm Credit
  • Economist, HUD

Contact Info

Dr. Jill McCluskey
Chair, Graduate Studies Committee
Hulbert 111E
509-335-2835
mccluskey@wsu.edu

Jaimie Dahl
Graduate Coordinator
Hulbert 101D
509-335-5555
jaimie@wsu.edu

Washington State University