Master of Arts in Economics

A Master of Arts in Economics from University of Detroit Mercy produces graduates capable of applied research and progression to doctoral programs. Grounded in a liberal arts foundation, this graduate degree provides students with a deeper knowledge of history, institutions and forces at work in the world economy. The flexibility of this program allows students to pursue or blend an applied concentration or a theoretical concentration providing a more practical orientation.

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Earning your Master of Arts in Economics prepares you for career advancement in the private sector, non-profit institutions, school systems, industry and financial institutions, as well as in various levels of government. Earning your M.A. in Economics from Detroit Mercy prepares students with applied and theoretical knowledge to fulfill the essential demand in today's business world.

This is a flexible program designed to produce graduates capable of applied research and progression to doctoral programs. Students can choose to work with instructors on topics of common interests. They can also get the assistance of instructors on techniques and research methods.

Program Benefits

  • Begin the program in fall, winter or summer.
  • For full time students, the program can be completed in one year.
  • The program is offered completely online or at Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus, with the online program being offered at a substantial savings.
  • Small class sizes allow professors and students to interact for effective teaching and learning.
  • No GRE/GMAT required.

Career Pathways

A Master of Arts degree in Economics, from Detroit Mercy prepares you for career advancement in the private sector, non-profit institutions, school systems, industry and financial institutions, as well as in various levels of government. Types of careers include business manager, economist, business analyst, economic analyst, consultant, policy advisor and economic advisor.

While you are a student will have:completing courses relevant to the world of economics, you will also have opportunities to work with expert financiers as instructors and research leads. Faculty areas of expertise include labor economics, health economics, network economics, banking, investment banking, international economics and political economy.

Course Tuition & Fees*

Students taking courses online realize a substantial cost savings. Please click here for the fee and tuition schedule for online programs.

*Note: Online only students are not eligible to take classes at the McNichols Campus. Students who elect their course of study at the McNichols campus are not eligible to take classes online at the discounted rate.