MA in Economics

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia, USA
MA in Economics
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The master of arts in economics is noted for its emphasis on comparative institutional analysis and its concentration on the relationships among economic, political, and legal institutions. The specific areas associated with the department include experimental economics, Austrian economics, public choice, constitutional political economy, law and economics, and new institutional economics
  • The program strengthens students’ knowledge of economic theory and improves their skills in applying the theory to economic problems. Graduates are qualified to read and judge other research and conduct their own, either individually or as members of the government or business teams. They are also prepared to write policy analyses
  • The MA in economics is a self-contained course of study for students who are not planning to pursue the Ph.D. program at George Mason University. Students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree should apply directly to the doctoral program. They can earn a master’s while pursuing the PhD
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1761715 INR
Hostel & Meals1020233 INR
Insurance203973 INR
Books & Supplies93601 INR
Graduate New Student Fee4394 INR
Education Resource Fees14648 INR
Mandatory Fees183246 INR
Total1520095 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent
  • In addition to holding an undergraduate degree, not necessarily in economics, it is encouraged that applicants should have satisfactorily completed the following before enrolling in graduate courses:
    • Intermediate microeconomics
    • Intermediate macroeconomics
    • At least one semester of calculus (MATH 113 or equivalent)
    • At least one semester of statistics (OM 210 or STAT 250 and STAT 350, or equivalent)
  • Successful applicants have earned a GPA of 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate work and in all economics courses as well as satisfactory scores on the GRE
  • The admissions committee places a great deal of emphasis also on the quality of grades received in economics courses as well as courses taken in science and mathematics
ExamsTOEFL: 88
  • A minimum score of 20 in all the sections

IELTS: 6.5

PTE: 59

Additional info
  • GRE scores are optional
  • The average incoming MA student has a GPA of 3.36 and GRE percentile scores of 73% verbal and 55% quantitative
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