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

About the Program

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

msae@georgiasouthern.edu
912-478-5767

Admission Requirements

To ease the hardship that many of our applicants are currently experiencing, the Master of Science in Applied Economics program has decided to “relax” the GRE requirement during the COVID19 pandemic. Although GRE now provides online testing, we will not, until further notice, require GRE scores to “complete” an application.  If you meet all the prerequisite course requirements and have a strong academic record, excluding GRE scores will have no effect on your application review and/or the admission decision.  Some applications, however, might benefit from a sound GRE performance. 

Please email msae@georgiasouthern.edu if you will not be submitting GRE scores.

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, macroeconomics, and 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

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 and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (www.naces.org)

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

Application Deadlines

The deadline for completed applications for fall semester admission 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.

Deadlines

Fall

Priority: March 15*

Final: July 15*

Spring

Priority: October 1*

Final: November 15*

Summer

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: 10/1/2020