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Plan of Study: GC, WDC Format


The GC-Economic Analysis (WDC format) is a 15-credit graduate program designed to be completed in nine months of continuous enrollment. Classes meet at 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington D.C. 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 WDC format uses the term academic calendar with classes held each 12-week term: I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer). Students enroll in two 3-credit courses in terms I (fall) and II (winter) and one 3-credit course in term III (spring).

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

Term Year Course Number Section Code Credits
I (fall) 1 or 2 ECON641 PR** 3
I (fall) 1 or 2 ECON643 PR** 3
II (winter) 1 ECON642 PR** 3
II (winter) 1 ECON644 PR** 3
III (spring) 1 ECON645 PR** 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.

Term Course Number Title Pre-/Co-requisites
I (fall) ECON641 Microeconomic Analysis -
I (fall) ECON643 Empirical Analysis I -
II (winter) ECON642 Topics in Applied Macroeconomics -
II (winter) ECON644 Empirical Analysis II ECON643
III (spring) ECON645 Empirical Analysis III ECON644
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