The M.A. in Economics prepares students for careers as professional economists in business and government. It is also excellent preparation for continued graduate study in economics.
Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions), as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
*Applicants must earn a grade of B or better in each of these courses.
You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://catalog.usf.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=12&poid=3899&returnto=1384
Students must pass an oral examination conducted by a panel of three faculty members who have taught courses in the student’s major. At least one faculty member must be drawn from those who teach the core courses. The oral examination provides a forum for the student to provide evidence that s/he has sufficient knowledge and breadth of fundamental economic concepts so as to be able to undertake rigorous economic analysis, both theoretical and empirical in nature.