Master of Science in Applied Economics (Online), M.S.A.E.

The Online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) program objective is to provide graduates with analytical capabilities in economic development, financial economics, and regulatory issues. The skills and competencies addressed by this program include market analysis, quantitative analysis, regulatory industry analysis, financial economics and economic development. These capabilities represent a unique combination of skills that are needed within society.

The program provides the quantitative and analytical skills for graduates to assist businesses in market analysis including: quantitative, regulatory, and economic development. Graduates will be able to compete for employment in financial institutions, industry, and government enterprises engaged in financial economic development, public utilities and federal and state regulatory agencies.

Program Contact Information:

Phone: (912) 478-MSAE (6723)

REGULAR Admission Requirements
Admission into the Master of Science in Applied Economics program is competitive. To be considered for regular admission students must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Undergraduate GPA: minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale
  3. Competitive GRE scores
  4. Completed courses in calculus, statistics, intermediate macroeconomics, and intermediate microeconomics with a minimum grade of “C” in each course and a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in these courses
  5. Completed ECON 7130 – Math for Applied Economics with a minimum grade of “C”

Students who apply by the deadlines below and meet the first four requirements will be conditionally admitted and given the opportunity to take Math for Applied Economics before beginning the program. The Math for Applied Economics requirement will be waived upon demonstration of current proficiency in algebra and calculus. Contact the Program Director for details.

The GRE requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director for applicants holding a graduate degree in a quantitative field.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (


Applicants may be admitted on a provisional basis based upon the evaluation of their application materials. Provisional admission is for applicants who do not satisfy regular admission requirements or applicants who require pre-requisite coursework prior to entering the program.

Application Deadlines

The deadline for completed applications for fall semester admissions is May 1st with decisions being made on or before June 1st. Applications for spring semester are due by October 1st with decisions being made on or before October 15th. Applications completed after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the program director.

Applied Economics, M.S.A.E.
Admissions Deadlines
Fall Spring Summer
Final Deadline

Priority: March 15*

Final: July 1*

November 1* Does Not Admit

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Last updated: 9/28/2018

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 •