Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 years
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Hone your analytical skills for a rewarding career or to prepare for the rigors of a doctoral program in Economics.
The Master's program in Economics at the University of North Texas is among the top-rated economics master's programs in the country. The necessary course work explores a variety of topics related to econometrics, mathematical approaches to economic theory, and microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.

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Why Earn an Economics Master's?

Our program provides two paths for students: one that is geared towards providing students with excellent analytical skills that allow them to build a rewarding career, and one that is geared towards providing students with an excellent foundation for pursuing a Ph.D. in economics.

Our graduates who go on for further study at Ph.D. programs gain admission to some of the best schools in the country, frequently with full funding. Our students who go directly into the job market are in high demand and often can pick from among the most prestigious and rewarding positions that are available.

Marketable Skills
  • Economic modeling of observed economic phenomena
  • Econometric analysis
  • Oral and written communication of solutions to problems
  • Graphic presentation of complex statistical results
  • Coding for predictive modeling

Economics Master's Highlights

Our faculty are both outstanding researchers who publish in the top journals in the field and also excellent teachers who have won some of the most prestigious teaching awards that exist.
We have an excellent and dedicated job placement officer who works very closely with employers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond and offers resources for job search techniques, resumé writing and job interviewing skills, and keeps an up-to-the-minute database on open positions.
The Center for Economic Education maintains an in-service teacher-training program, develops instructional materials, conducts research in economic education and provides technical assistance in matters pertaining to instruction in economics.
The Center for Environmental Economic Studies and Research promotes, conducts and coordinates environmental economic research and complementary activities on our campus.
The Economics Research Group conducts economic analysis and public policy research and provides forecasting and strategic planning services to businesses, governments, and non-profit agencies with an interest in economic development.
The Department of Economics offers more econometrics courses than 23 of the top 25 economics Ph.D. programs with specialties in econometrics.

What Can You Do With an Economics Master's?

UNT graduates entering the job market are in high demand and often can pick from the most prestigious and rewarding positions available. Recent graduates work for:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Citibank
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Fidelity Investments
  • GM Financial
  • Goldman Sachs
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Verizon

Economics Master's Courses You Could Take

Advanced Econometrics (3 hrs)
Focuses on the theoretical foundations of non-linear regression models often encountered in economics, finance, and accounting. Topics include the multivariate classical linear regression model; ideal conditions for estimation of the classic linear regression model; linear and non-linear hypothesis testing; the method of maximum likelihood estimation; the consequences of departures from ideal conditions; structural and reduced form equations and models with endogenous regressors; models with qualitative and limited dependent variables; and models with panel data.
Energy Economics (3 hrs)
Economic analysis of global supply and demand for energy (emphasis on fossil fuels) and U.S. energy policy.
Industrial Organization and Public Policy (3 hrs)
Emphasizes relationships between structure, conduct and performance of industries. Topics include concentration, barriers to entry, pricing, mergers, product differentiation, technical change, antitrust and regulation. Case studies of selected American industries illustrate the theory and public policy implications. Individual readings and research required.
Law and Economics (3 hrs)
Advanced economic analysis of the mutual interaction between legal systems and economic activity. Topics include an introduction to legal systems and institutions, legal analysis, application of economic concepts to various legal doctrines, contracts, torts, criminal law, constitutional law, regulation and antitrust. Emphasis is placed on using economic theory to develop and test hypotheses regarding the effects of laws on incentives and economic behavior, the allocation of resources and the distribution of income.
Urban Economics (3 hrs)
Using economic analysis to understand the development of cities and regions and how economic activity in the area is organized. Explores the economics of transportation and urban problems such as poverty, segregation, crime and congestion.
Mathematical Economics (3 hrs)
Mathematical approaches to economic theory: models of production, consumer choice, markets and pricing; simple macroeconomic models.

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