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Economics, MA

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Department of Economics

Rhodes Tower 1715
(216) 687-4520

Bill Kosteas, Department Chair

Myong-Hun Chang, Graduate Program Director


The primary objective of the graduate program in economics is to develop economists who can meet the demand of the private sector, the not-for-profit sector, and government and are well trained in the tools of economic analysis and measurement. The program stresses a strong foundation in standard economic theory, econometric methods, and their application to problems faced by businesses, the not-for-profit sector, and government agencies. Although the Master of Arts in Economics is designed as a terminal degree program, students who complete the program are well prepared for further graduate study in economics. The program is aimed at students with an undergraduate degree in economics or business, as well as students with undergraduate training in other academic fields.

Faculty Research and Publications

The faculty is actively engaged in original research that spans a broad range of areas within micro- and macroeconomics. Special strengths in research are in the areas of Labor Economics, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Growth and Development, Health Economics, Environmental and Energy Economics, Public Finance, Industrial Organization, Organization Theory, and Computational Economics.

Current faculty information can be located on the Cleveland State University Faculty Profile page.

Financial Assistance

Graduate assistantships are available in limited number to qualified students. Assistants receive a stipend and tuition support. Contact the Department of Economics for graduate assistant application information. Two letters of recommendation are required. Other employment opportunities are available on campus. Applications for students seeking a graduate assistantship must be completed by May 1st.

For information on Graduate Assistantships policies, see the section on Graduate Assistantships .

Admission Information

To be admitted as a Regular graduate student, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75 grade-point average and have successfully completed courses in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, calculus, and statistics. Students who do not meet these requirements are encouraged to take the requisite courses and/or consider the options described on Non-Degree Admission  in this Catalog.

International applicants must provide official TOEFL and GRE (general) test scores received directly from ETS.

Students are advised to begin the program in the fall semester.

Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/graduate-admissions/how-apply

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