The MS in Applied Economics Program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in constructing and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. This is accomplished by a rigorous and demanding curriculum and a talented and dedicated staff of instructors. This is a ten-course degree program, with classes offered in the evenings at the Washington, D.C. center of The Johns Hopkins University (near Dupont Circle) and online. The degree can be pursued at a part-time or a full-time pace. All undergraduate majors are welcome. Admissions are rolling; thus one can begin in Summer, Fall, or Spring semesters.
- Take four core courses [Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Statistics, and Econometrics]
- Choose at least one advanced econometrics course [Microeconometrics or Macroeconometrics]
- Choose five electives from 31 courses spanning diverse subfields of economics
Applied Economics students tailor their own course of study and can pursue any of the following areas, or mix and match:
- Public Policy (on-site only)
- Financial Economics and the Macroeconomy (a formal Concentration in Financial Economics can be declared; both the informal curriculum and the formal concentration are available on-site and on-line)
- International Economics and Development (on-site only)
- Spatial Economics (online only)
- Environmental Economics (on-line only)
- Health Economics (on-line only)
- Quantitative Methods (on-site and on-line)
For courses comprising these curricula, visit our Illustrative Curricula page. For details of course content, visit Course Descriptions page.
State-specific Information for Online Programs
*Note. Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.