The Master of Science in Economics is accepting applications for the Fall 2017 semester.
The Master of Science in Economics degree program prepares students as economists specializing in business analytics. The program provides students with the necessary theoretical and quantitative training to address current economic business problems in a thoughtful, rigorous manner.
The Economics MS program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree.
All candidates for the MS degree must complete the end-of-program requirement, ECO 6XXX Capstone in Business Analytics I and ECO Capstone in Business Analytics II.
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Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree|
Required Courses—24 Credit Hours
- ECO 6403 Mathematical Economics (3 credit hours)
- ECO 6118 Microeconomic Theory I (3 credit hours)
- ECO 5XXX Introduction to Business Analytics (3 credit hours)
- ESI 5306 Operations Research (3 credit hours)
- ECO 6424 Econometrics I (3 credit hours)
- ECO 7116 Microeconomic Theory I (3 credit hours)
- HIM 6217C Health Care Database Management (3 credit hours)
- ECO 6315 Seminar in Contemporary Economic Issues (3 credit hours)
End-of-Program Requirement—6 Credit Hours
The culminating academic experience of the program consists of a two-course capstone sequence that provides students a forum in which to develop, carry out, and write up research of a well-defined problem in business analytics using the tools developed in the program.
- ECO 6XXX Capstone in Business Analytics I (3 credit hours)
- ECO 6XXX Capstone in Business Analytics II (3 credit hours)
Independent LearningThe capstone research project is required of all students in the program.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
addition to the general UCF
graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each
- Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last
- Essay (no more than two pages; 8.5 x 11-inch stock, ten-point font, single-spaced, one-inch margins all around), explaining why candidate wants to study business analytics
- A computer-based score of 233 (or 91
internet-based score) on the Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) if
an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or
if an applicant's degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an
applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the only official
language or a university where English is the only official language of
instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a
college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course
credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted
from World Education Services
(WES) or Josef Silny and
Associates, Inc. only.
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International Transfer Applicants
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website
, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information
section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.