The Wisconsin Economics master’s program offers a terminal graduate degree that prepares students for high-level professional careers in government and industry or further study for the Ph.D. degree.
Our master’s program is well suited for:
- students who want to prepare for a career where advanced economics training is required or beneficial but the Ph.D. is not required, or
- students with little prior formal training in economics who want to prepare for admission to a Ph.D. program in economics or a related field, or
- students whose undergraduate training in economics is from an institution that is not well known by U.S. employers or Ph.D. programs at U.S. universities.
The Wisconsin Economics master’s program emphasizes econometric training more than similar programs at other universities. Today’s job market and Ph.D. programs in economics require strong quantitative skills along with a command of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. Wisconsin’s tradition of supporting economic theory with quantitative methods is well suited to these requirements.
Our master’s program is administered and taught by the same faculty members as our undergraduate and Ph.D. programs.