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Core Coursework

Courses for MAE Students

The Economics Department offers five courses that are explicitly for the MAE Program:  ECON 500, 501, 502, 503, and 504 (listed below). 

The remainder of your program will be selected from courses at the 400 level taken for graduate credit, several 500-level courses that are offered by the School of Public Policy and cross-listed with Economics, and graduate-level courses in other units, including especially Public Policy and Business.

We strongly encourage international students to take a course with the English Language Institute (ELI).  Students who take ELI courses report an increased ability to converse in English and a stronger performance in academic classes.  These classes may not be counted for credit toward the MAE degree, however, they are beneficial for the success of a student in the program and beyond.

MAE students are not eligible to take 600-level courses in the Economics Department, since these are not applied in their orientation and are intended for, and reserved for, Ph.D. students.  There are only a few exceptions.

Find more information about program requirements here.

MAE Core Courses