Plan of Study: MS, UMCP Format
The MS-Applied Economics (UMCP format) is a 30-credit graduate program designed to be completed in twenty-four months of full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is welcome. 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). Full-time students enroll in three 3-credit courses over the course of three semesters (nine credits each fall, spring, fall) with the final 3-credit course taken in the last spring semester.
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||Type||Course Number||Section Code||Credits|
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.
|Fall||ECON642||Topics in Applied Macroeconomics||-|
|Fall||ECON643||Empirical Analysis I||-|
|Fall||ECON645||Empirical Analysis III||ECON644|
|Fall||ECON671||Economics of Health Care||ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON645.|
|Fall||ECON675||Environmental Economics||ECON641; Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON645.|
|Fall||ECON676||Economic Development||ECON641 and ECON642. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.|
|Fall||ECON683||International Macroeconomics and Finance||ECON641 and ECON642. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.|
|Spring||ECON644||Empirical Analysis II||ECON643|
|Spring||ECON670||Financial Economics||Prerequisite: ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.|
|Spring||ECON672||Program Analysis and Evaluation||Prerequisite: ECON641 and ECON645.|
|Spring||ECON673||Information, Game Theory and Market Design||Prerequisite: ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.|
|Spring||ECON674||Economic Analysis of Law||Prerequisite: ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.|
|Spring||ECON684||Applied Time Series Analysis and Forecasting||Prerequisite: ECON642 and ECON645.|