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Master of Science in Economics

Entry Terms
Fall & Spring (Boston &Seattle)

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
Spring 2021: December 15, 2020 | Fall 2021: August 15, 2021

International Students:
Fall 2021: June 15, 2021

Credits Required for Graduation
32 Semester Hours

The Master of Science in Economics program at Northeastern University provides a solid foundation in economic theory, quantitative methods, and policy. It prepares students for multi-industry career opportunities or as a stepping stone to a PhD program.  

Key highlights of our programs include:

  • Valuable, hands-on experience:  
    • Optional co-op program where you participate in paid work as a practicing economist for 3-6 months.
    •  Economics-based research and hands-on classroom experience
  • Tailor your degree: There are four possible tracks to use your electives toward:
    • Policy-focused specializations (like health economics, financial economics, and more)
    • Academic-focused specialization (perfect for those looking to pursue their PhD) 
    • Quantitative-focused specialization (hone in on programming skills and Big Data) 
    • Toward a data science concentration in partnership with the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern 
  • Flexible learning formats: Choose to pursue your degree full time or part time
  • STEM-designated: Allows international students to apply for an OPT-STEM extension, which lets graduates work in the U.S. for up to 36 months after graduation. 


Secure your future with an MS in Economics degree.
About Northeastern
A graduate program at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as a top 50-research university, we offer a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study. Experiential learning. Industry-aligned coursework. Flexible study options. Plus, a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of an education that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.
  • Experiential learning—the integration of classroom study with professional experience—is at the heart of every degree program, online, on campus, or hybrid.
  • Join an ever-expanding global network of more than 3,000 corporate partners and 230,000 alumni, with a powerful presence in more than 90 countries.
  • Discover a graduate education designed to satisfy the needs of both the student and the industry.
  • Experience an innovative online education model driven by cognitive science, informed by employers, and powered by experiential learning.
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