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Plan of Study: MS, WDC Format


Overview

The MS-Applied Economics (WDC format) is a 30-credit graduate program designed to be completed in fifteen months of full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is welcome. 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). Full-time students enroll in two 3-credit courses (6 credits) over the course of five 12-week terms.

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 Type Course Number Section Code Credits
I (fall) 1 Core ECON641 PR** 3
I (fall) 1 Core ECON643 PR** 3
II (winter) 1 Core ECON642 PR** 3
II (winter) 1 Core ECON644 PR** 3
III (spring) 1 Core ECON645 PR** 3
III (spring) 1 Field ECON6** PR** 3
IV (summer) 1 Field ECON6** PR** 3
IV (summer) 1 Field ECON6** PR** 3
I (fall) 2 Field ECON6** PR** 3
I (fall) 2 Field ECON6** 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
I, III, IV ECON670 Financial Economics ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.
I, III, IV ECON671 Economics of Health Care ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON645.
I, III, IV ECON672 Program Analysis and Evaluation ECON641 and ECON645.
I, III, IV ECON673 Information, Game Theory and Market Design ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.
I, III, IV ECON674 Economic Analysis of Law ECON641. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.
I, III, IV ECON675 Environmental Economics ECON641; Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON645.
I, III, IV ECON676 Economic Development ECON641 and ECON642. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.
I, III, IV ECON683 International Macroeconomics and Finance ECON641 and ECON642. Completed or concurrently enrolled in ECON644.
I, III, IV ECON684 Applied Time Series Analysis and Forecasting ECON642 and ECON645.
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