The Master of Science in Economics program with a concentration in Financial Econometrics or Financial Economics in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University aims to provide rigorous training in economics, econometrics, analytical and quantitative skills for students in order to prepare them for immediate careers in business or government, or further study in top economics and finance Ph.D. programs. This terminal, professional Master’s degree program was rebuilt in 2011 after a two-years extensive design and review process, created in response to the increasingly high demand from students seeking a professional master’s degree in economics and employers looking for candidates with advanced training. Students are able to complete the program in 18 or 24 months. The Economics Department had previously operated a terminal Master’s degree program since 1931.
- MS ECON ranked #20 in North America by Eduniversal Masters Rankings 2015, 2016 and 2017, #18 in 2018, #17 in 2019
- MS ECON ranked #15 in the US by College Choice in 2018
- World-class and highly ranked econometrics and applied microeconomics faculty
- STEM discipline (Econometrics and Quantitative Economics with Code 45.0603)
- 2 concentrations: Financial Econometrics and Financial Economics
- 2 options: Non-thesis and thesis
- 36 credit hours for non-thesis option; 32 credit hours, a thesis and an oral exam for thesis option
- 18 months or 24 months in length
- Rigorous economics, econometrics, quantitative skills, and SAS training
- Career support from the Department, the College, and the University
- The world’s most powerful alumni network
- Affordable education with the highest return on investment (ROI)
- Successful placement on both industry side and academic side
- Merit-based scholarships available for both 1st and 2nd year M.S. students with outstanding academic records
The Economics Department
Texas A&M’s Department of Economics enjoys a national and international reputation for the quality of its academic programs and faculty. Our young and active faculty are major players in the national and international research communities in the economics profession. The Department of Economics at Texas A&M University is home to around 750 undergraduates, 160 master students, and 75 doctoral students.
Texas A&M University
Opened in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 50,000 students-including 10,000 graduate students- studying in more than 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs in 16 colleges and schools. As one of the world’s leading research institutions, Texas A&M University has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, consistently ranking among the world’s top universities.