Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Degree: Master of Arts
John Hoag, Chair
The goal of the Master of Arts in Economics program is to prepare students for careers in business or government, or for further graduate study in economics. The program is designed to train students to function as professional economists and economic analysts in the corporate, government, and academic sectors.
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Prerequisites include a minimum of 18 semester hours of undergraduate study in economics courses, including courses in introductory economics, intermediate theory, and statistics; or in courses in cognate fields wherever such courses are determined to be appropriate. Applicants should have at least one semester of calculus before beginning graduate studies in economics. Applicants who do not have the prerequisite background may be admitted. Such students may be required to make up deficiencies as a condition of admission and are encouraged to enroll at the University during the summer preceding their first fall semester to repair deficiencies.
Applicants seeking admission to the M.A. in economics program should follow the instructions outlined in the "Graduate Admission" section of this catalog.
Master of Arts
Candidates are required to earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit, of which at least 18 hours must be at the 600 level.
Depending on the student's needs, the student may pursue the M.A. degree under one of two plans.
Plan I: Candidates must complete a thesis and a written and/or oral examination over the thesis; and must pass the theory portion of the comprehensive examination.
Plan II: Candidates must pass both portions (theory and policy evaluation) of the comprehensive examination.
Please access graduate courses online at http://webapps.bgsu.edu/courses/search.php. Graduate courses offered by the Department of Economics use the prefix: ECON.