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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Master of Applied Economics (MAE)

The MAE is a two-semester professional program geared toward individuals who want to gain skills in practical application of advanced economic theory and data analysis to find solutions for an array of societal challenges. Engaged faculty and corporate partnerships provide a hands-on learning environment where students apply classroom content to real scenarios faced by organizations. 

why mae

Students build strong foundations in advanced microeconomic theory and empirical methodology, graduates are uniquely positioned for professional careers in business, policy and performance assessment, finance, consulting, governmental administration, and risk management. 
Obtaining a Master's Degree in Applied Economics can see salaries up to $101,150 per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

curriculum and critical training

Students develop strong critical thinking and analytical skills to be applied in solutions-oriented environments. 
Transferable in work environments including, but not limited to, banking and finance, consulting, cost benefit analysis, government agencies, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, and both non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Students receive critical training in software such as Stata, SAS, Matlab and R. 
See the MAE Curriculum for more details.

faculty advantage

The MAE program is jointly offered by AEDE and the Department of Economics, allowing students to leverage the expertise in two distinct disciplines from world-class faculty who are performing cutting-edge research.

application process

Applications, including letters of recommendation, must be received by June 7, 2022 to be considered for admission. This program is not meant to be an intermediate step before undertaking a doctoral program. Apply Today

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