New York Graduate Economics Degrees

New York City, the largest city in the “Empire State,” is itself home to more than eight million people and is considered the financial capital of the nation, making it a utopia for economists.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, holders of a master’s degree in economics have much better employment prospects and a higher median base salary than those with only a bachelor’s degree.

New York Schools Offering On-Campus Graduate Degrees in Economics

The state of New York has more than a multitude of universities/colleges with on-site graduate programs in economics. Four New York schools are included in the U.S. News & World Report list of the top 25 American graduate schools for economics. On-campus degrees offered by New York schools include:

  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Arts in Applied Economic Analysis
  • Master of Arts in International Economics
  • Master of Arts in Economic Development
  • Master of Arts in Economic Forecasting
  • Master of Science in Financial Economics

All graduate programs in economics include core courses in macroeconomic theory, microeconomic theory, statistics and econometrics, as well as electives in subjects like economic development or international economics. An advantage of many on-site programs is an internship with one of the many financial institutions or global corporations located in or near New York City.

Online Graduate Degrees in Economics

New Yorkers can take advantage of one of the more than 30 online universities/colleges offering master degrees in economics. Online degrees include:

  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master of Science in Applied Economics
  • Master of Science in Economics and Finance for development
  • Master’s in International Economics and Economic Policy
  • Master’s in International Law and Economics

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