MA - Economics, Concentration in Applied Economics
|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 Masters||32-33|
|ECON 104. Mathematical Methods for Economics||4|
|ECON 201. Seminar in Microeconomic Analysis||3|
|ECON 203A. Economic Research Methods||3|
|ECON 205. Workshop in Policy Analysis||GWAR||3|
|Complete one course from:|
|ECON 202. Seminar in Macroeconomic Analysis||3|
|ECON 235. Seminar in Monetary Theory and Policy||3|
|ECON 203B. Seminar in Econometric Methods||3|
|Complete two courses from:|
|ECON 138. Business and Economic Forecasting||4|
|ECON 232. Seminar in Public Finance||3|
|ECON 241. Seminar in Law and Economics||3|
|ECON 251. Seminar in Labor Economics||3|
|Approved 100- or 200-level courses|
|ECON 298E. Special Study Comprehensive Exam||1|
Elective courses must be planned in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.
The maximum number of upper-division undergraduate units that can be applied toward the master's degree is 15.
Upon completion of the degree requirements, the student must have achieved minimum candidacy and SJSU Cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 in order to graduate.
Plan B (Comprehensive Examination)
Most students complete a final written examination not a thesis. The comprehensive exam covers three subjects: microeconomic theory, macroeconomic/monetary theory or Econometrics, and applied economics. Students register once, for one unit of ECON 298E in the semester they plan to take the examination. Students can take the exam a total of three times. Policies concerning Probation and Disqualification for failure to complete the exam are available online and in the Economics Office.