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Economics Department

MA - Economics

At an appropriate time the student chooses, with the assistance of the graduate advisor, a proposed Master's degree program as outlined below.


Course Requirements

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). For information on the GWAR, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.
This requirement is satisfied by passing ECON 205.
Requirements of the Masters32
Plan A (With Thesis)32
Core Courses19
ECON 104. Mathematical Methods for Economics4
ECON 201. Seminar in Microeconomic Analysis3
ECON 203A. Economic Research Methods3
ECON 205. Workshop in Policy Analysis3
Complete one course from:
ECON 202. Seminar in Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 235. Seminar in Monetary Theory and Policy3
Additional Courses9
Approved 100- or 200-level courses
Culminating Experience4
ECON 299. Master's Thesis or Project1-6
Plan B (Without Thesis)32
Core Courses19
ECON 104. Mathematical Methods for Economics4
ECON 201. Seminar in Microeconomic Analysis3
ECON 203A. Economic Research Methods3
ECON 205. Workshop in Policy Analysis3
Complete one course from:
ECON 202. Seminar in Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 235. Seminar in Monetary Theory and Policy3
Additional Courses12
Approved 100- or 200-level courses
Culminating Experience1
ECON 298E. Special Study Comprehensive Exam1

Total Units:32