Program Overview

The Master’s in Applied Economics Program is 30 credit hours and lasts one academic year, from FSU’s fall semester (August) through the end of the 12 week summer term (July).  Course work in the fall and spring prepares students to devote most of their summer term to the Applied Master’s Project.  The Applied Master’s Project is a simulated consulting project that students complete in teams and tackle from start to finish alongside their faculty senior partner.  While there are multiple electives available, most students take an internship for credit in the spring.

Typical Fall Semester

ECO5114Applied Microeconomics I3 hours
ECO5420Applied Econometrics3 hours
ECO5417Elective: SAS for Economists3 hours
ECO5922Professional Development1 hour

Typical Spring Semester

ECO5117Applied Microeconomics II3 hours
ECO5434Analysis of Economic Data3 hours
ECO5936Elective: Applied Economics Internship3 hours
ECO5936Special Topics: Big Data1 hour
ECO5922Professional Development 1 hour

Typical Summer

ECO5973Applied Master’s Project6 hours
Elective3 hours

Other Electives

ECO5936Special Topics: Machine Learning3 hours
ECO5281Special Topics: Financial Economics3 hours
ECO5533Public Choice3 hours