The Department of Economics offers two graduate degrees, the Master of Arts in Economics and the Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. Both degree programs are offered on the Tampa campus and are taught by faculty all of whom hold the PhD in Economics from leading universities.
The MA in Economics is a 30 credit hour non-thesis program that provides strong preparation in both theoretical and quantitative economics along with the ability to tailor electives to one’s interests. Thus, the MA in Economics prepares students for a career as a professional economist in government or business. The program also provides excellent preparation for doctoral work in economics. More information on the MA in Economics program and on the placements of our MA graduates can be found using the links to the left.
The PhD in Economics is a 72 credit hour program that provides preparation in both theoretical and quantitative economics beyond what one obtains in the MA program. This additional coursework, combined with a greater level of elective coursework, prepares students to write a dissertation and thus become professional economists in academia, government, or business who are capable of doing original economic research. More information on the PhD in Economics program and on the placements of our PhD graduates can be found using the links to the left.