Master of Science in Economics

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Best Online Master's in Economics

Numerous job sites rank a Master of Science in Economics among the most versatile and lucrative graduate degrees. With expanding access to extensive datasets, both public and proprietary, there is increased value to individuals who have the tools to analyze and interpret economic data and the ability to apply those results to decision making in business and public policy environments.  

Ranked among the best in the nation, the online master's program in economics at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management teaches you the analytic and quantitative methods necessary to evaluate, optimize, and forecast key economic and business outcomes such as stock markets, product prices, production, growth, employment, inflation, and welfare.

Our leading and dedicated economics faculty members use cutting-edge quantitative and empirical instructional methods, including econometrics (big data, machine learning), statistical software applications (Stata, Matlab, EViews), modern computational and programming tools (Python), business forecasting, game theory and experimental economics among other areas. See below for further information on various curriculum options.

Our economics master's program is affordable and flexible. You have the option of completing the degree fully online in as few as 20 months or spread out over 36 months.

The program offers study tracks for students interested in data analytics, applied economics, or those interested in pursuing Ph.D. studies in economics, management, or political science at first-tier universities. No matter where you take your career, a master's degree in economics from Purdue's Krannert School will provide the differentiation you need for success — all on your own timetable and terms.

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Purdue University has a tradition of ethical conduct spanning its history. As a land-grant institution, we demonstrate our responsiveness to our constituencies and extend to them access to our knowled ... Read More

Purdue University has a tradition of ethical conduct spanning its history. As a land-grant institution, we demonstrate our responsiveness to our constituencies and extend to them access to our knowledge resources. We nurture relationships with other partners in education who support our vision or join us to foster common interests. We integrate our mission with our responsibilities. We contribute our knowledge resources impartially in serving our public purposes. As faculty, students, staff, and administrators, we are a community of dedicated learners, scholars, professionals, and practitioners — all contributing our talents to uphold our standards, and improve ourselves and the broader community in which we live and work. Our responsibilities and obligations toward the advancement of learning, discovery, and engagement in the University and in Indiana extend to our nation and the world. This statement of integrity is meant to provide an overarching declaration that informs specific policies and procedures regarding conduct, enforcement, and accountability. Such policies and procedures either exist in official University documents or will be developed as necessary. Read less
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