Economics and Education Policy Analysis, MA

Our master's program in economics and education policy analysis is offered through a partnership with the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Consistent with UB's emphasis on innovation and interdisciplinarity, this program allows you to explore the intersection between education and economics. You will be trained to use economic theory and econometric tools to solve real-world issues in education.

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Why choose Economics and Education Policy Analysis at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • acquiring skills in data manipulation and analysis so that it leads to immediate gainful employment in schools and institutions that make use of evidence-based decision making
  • addressing real-world needs and solve education problems for students in K-12 and higher education contexts
  • applying theories and analytical techniques within educational settings
  • learning how you communicate real-world solutions to the public

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Arts (MA)
Credits required for completion 33
Time to completion 3 to 4 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus
Careers Data analysis and policy development in fields including:
  • colleges and university departments of budget, planning and institutional analysis
  • government education agencies
  • ministries of education
  • non-profit research and advocacy organizations
  • school districts
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: April 1, then rolling

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.