Recommended Academic Plan
The M.S. program is designed so that a student can complete the program in 2 years, assuming that the student enters the program without any course work deficiencies and completes program requirements in a timely manner. A possible schedule of courses and thesis work for a student beginning the program in the Fall semester is as follows:
- AEREC Course Descriptions - University Bulletin
A minimum of 31 graduate course credits is required for the AEREC M.S. degree. Of these, a minimum of 25 course credits and 6 research credits are required. At least 18 credits are required in the 500 and/or 600 series. Credits earned for thesis work will not be assigned a letter grade other than R (research). Courses taken to remove deficiencies in preparation may extend the minimum number of credits required. A minor is not required.
- AEREC 597E - Applied Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)
- AEREC 527 - Quantitative Methods (3 credits)
- AEREC 590 - Colloquium (1 credit)
- AEREC 510 and AEREC 511 - Econometrics I and Econometrics II (3 credits each for a total of 6 credits)
Note: An M.S. student may petition for suitable substitutes for these courses.
- AEREC 597A - Applied Welfare Analysis Economics (3 credits.)
- 9 credits of electives at the 400 or 500 level, chosen in consultation with the student's academic adviser. Cannot include readings or independent study courses (e.g., AEREC 496 or 596).
- AEREC 600 - Thesis research (6 credits).
All graduate students are required to have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 for graduation (on a 4.00 scale). Additionally, all degree requirements must be completed within 8 years of the date of entry into the M.S. program.