Applied Economics Certificate (Online)

Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

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, 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
  5. Completed Math for Applied Economics (ECON   7130) 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. 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.


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 prerequisite coursework prior to entering the program.

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.

Program of Study

Credit Hours
Required Courses9
ECON   7131Microeconomics 3
ECON   7132Macroeconomics 3
ECON   7133International Economics 3
Select three of the following courses:9
History of Economic Thought
Applied Econometrics I
Applied Econometrics II
Regional Economic Development
Industrial Organization
Advanced Financial Economics
Financial Economics and Risk
Health Economics
Behavioral Economics
Applied Dynamic Optimization


College of Business 
Office of Graduate Programs
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8050
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: phone (912) 478-6723 5767