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.
The features of our program include:
|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: |
|Application deadline||Priority Deadlines |
Fall: April 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling
Semester 1 (12 credits)
ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 580 Econometrics
ELP 543 Introduction to Economics of Education
ELP 695 Education Policy and Economic Justice
Semester 2 (12 credits)
ECO 544 Economics of Education
ECO 581 Econometrics 2
Semester 3 (9 credits)
CEP 527 Large-scale Data Analysis
ELP 524 Supervised Professional Experience
ELP 536 Visual Analytics for Economics and Education
ECO Elective Courses
ECO 543 Labor Economics
ECO 564 Economics of the Public Sector
Or other approved course
ELP Elective Courses
ELP 507 Higher Education Finance
ELP 626 Education Policy Formulation and Analysis
ELP 627 Issues in Education Policy
ELP 649 Public School Finance
Or other approved course
You must have a bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (with some possible exceptions).
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Desirable but not required for admission:
Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Admission Decision: The admission decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.
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