Applied Economics

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Lead the Data Revolution.

The master of arts (MA) in applied economics at Mills College prepares you to create meaningful change in a world shaped by interconnected economic forces. You’ll gain advanced skills for analyzing complex economic data to make strategic decisions affecting markets and policy. This expertise will be your key to a career of increasing responsibility as demand grows for economic analysts in the public and private sectors.

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MA in Applied Economics

Whether you recently finished your college degree or are a mid-career professional, whether you majored in economics or another field, this rigorous yet flexible program can be tailored to build on your prior education and experience.          

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Faculty Expertise

Our economics faculty is made up of talented researchers who publish on such topics as welfare policy, climate change, international trade, and mortgage securitization. All are dedicated teachers who’ll mentor you one-on-one throughout your course of study.

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Career Opportunities

An MA in applied economics equips you for a rewarding career as an economic analyst in a range of fields, including corporate planning, education, environmental management, finance, government regulation, healthcare, and international economic affairs.