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Plan of Study: GC, UMCP Format


The GC-Economic Analysis (UMCP format) is a 15-credit graduate program designed to be completed in fifteen months of continuous enrollment. Classes meet at UMD College Park campus. Instruction is provided by university faculty and experts in the field.

See the sample plan of study, below. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The UMCP format uses the semester academic calendar with classes held in fall and spring semester (16 weeks each). Students enroll in two 3-credit courses (fall 1), one 3-credit course (spring 1), and two 3-credit courses (fall 2).

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.

Sample Plan of Study

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration. For a detailed course description, see Courses

Semester Year Course Number Section Code Credits
Fall 1 ECON641 or 642 PCE* 3
Fall 1 ECON643 PCE* 3
Spring 1 ECON644 PCE* 3
Fall 2 ECON641 or 642 PCE* 3
Fall 2 ECON645 PCE* 3

Course List

Below is a listing of all program courses with a general schedule and listing of pre- or co-requisites. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. For a detailed course description, see Courses.

Semester Course Number Title Pre-/Co-requisites
Fall ECON641 Microeconomic Analysis -
Fall ECON642 Topics in Applied Macroeconomics -
Fall ECON643 Empirical Analysis I -
Spring ECON644 Empirical Analysis II ECON643
Fall ECON645 Empirical Analysis III ECON644
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