The application deadline for fall enrollment in our department's professional master's degree program in applied economics is June 15th. The program will be hosting Information Sessions for potential applicants on Thursday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 24th. There will be a short presentation and opportunities to meet with the program's director, Dr. John Straub, and other representatives from the department. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Masters@econ.umd.edu.
The department's professional master's degree program has been ranked 5th in the US by The Financial Engineer - up from 6th last year. The comprehensive ranking of more than 150 economics master's degree programs is based on several factors including graduate salaries, the undergraduate grades of students in the program, and graduate employment rates.
Speaking of employment rates, the employment rate for the 2015 graduates of our department's professional master's degree program was virtually 100%. The only 2015 graduate not currently working in the field is someone who also earned a law degree in 2015, and is currently studying for the bar exam. Each of the following employers has hired at least one of our master's program's 2015 graduates:
Abt Associates, Bozman Group, Deloitte Consulting, Fannie Mae, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), Inter-American Development Bank, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., JD Powers and Associates, KPMG Consulting, Navigant Consulting, NDP Analytics, Optimal Solutions Group, Social Security Advisory Board, US African Development Foundation, US Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Federal Trade Commission, US National Institutes of Health, US Office of Management and Budget, and the US Department of the Treasury.
Additional information about our professional master's degree program, including a link to the online application, is posted on the program's website: http://masters.econ.umd.edu