Coursework

The Master of Arts in Economics and Education Policy Analysis curriculum gives students a firm grounding in economic theory, statistics, and educational policy while being practically oriented. Students will take courses from faculty in both Economics and Educational Leadership and Policy.

The master’s degree program is a 33-credit program consisting of 11 courses taken over three semesters starting in the fall semester (see Sample Course Sequence below). Five courses (15 credits) are taken in the Graduate School of Education and five courses (15 credits) are taken in Economics. In addition to core coursework, students may choose elective courses in Graduate Education and Economics according to their area of focus or professional interest.

Sample Course Sequence

*Required   ~~Elective

Fall 1 (12 crs.)
ECO 580 Econometrics (3 crs.)*
ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory (3 crs.)*
ELP 543 Introduction to Economics of Education (3 crs.)*
ELP 507 Higher Education Finance (3 crs.)* OR ELP 649 Public School Finance (3 crs.)*

Spring 1 (12 crs.)
ECO 581 Econometrics 2 (3 crs.)*
ECO 544 Economics of Education (3 crs.)*
ECO 543 Labor Economics (3 crs.)* OR ECO 564 Economics of the Public Sector (3 crs.)*
ELP 536 Visual Analytics for Economics and Education (3 crs.)*

Fall 2 (9 crs.)
CEP 527 Large-scale Data Analysis (3 crs.)*
ELP 524 Supervised Professional Experience (3 crs.)*
ELP XXX Focus course (elective) (3 crs.)~~

Course Descriptions

  • CEP 527 Large-Scale Data Analysis
  • ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 543 Labor Economics
  • ECO 544 Economics of Education
  • ECO 564 Economics of the Public Sector
  • ECO 580 Econometrics 1
  • ECO 581 Econometrics 2
  • ELP 505 Organization and Governance
  • ELP 507 Higher Education Finance
  • ELP 524 Supervised Professional Experience
  • ELP 525 Education in a Global Economy
  • ELP 528 Law and Higher Education
  • ELP 536 Visual Analytics for Economics and Education
  • ELP 543 Intro to Economics of Education
  • ELP 566 Comparative and Global Studies in Education
  • ELP 629 Human Resource in Education
  • ELP 643 Reforming Teacher Pay
  • ELP 649 Public School Finance