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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Economics Certificate (Online)

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Certificate Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

The graduate Certificate in Applied Economics is designed to provide students with analytical capabilities in theoretical and applied economics. In addition, students who complete the certificate will meet the SACSCOC faculty credentials requirement of 18 graduate hours in economics, without completing the 30 hours required for the Online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) program. Applicants must be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies as Regular admission students.

Regular Admission

Admission into the Applied Economics Certificate 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. Completed courses in calculus, statistics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics (intermediate level micro and macro courses are strongly preferred) with a minimum grade of “C” in each course and a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the required courses.
  4. Submit an up to date resume detailing both education and work experience. While work experience is not required, relevant experience may be considered in the admissions process.

Application Deadlines

The deadlines for completed applications are as follows:

  Fall Spring Summer
Final July 15 November 15 Does not admit

Admission to the program is competitive and decisions are made shortly after a complete application has been received. Since seats are filled as decisions are made, applicants are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible so that there is enough time to address any application deficiencies well ahead of the final deadline.

Program of Study

Total Credit Hours: 18

Parker Graduate Academic Intervention Policy

Graduate business students who are placed on academic probation by the university will be placed on Academic Intervention by the Parker College of Business until they are no longer on probation. Within 30 days of being notified by the Registrar’s office or Graduate School, the student must complete and submit the Parker Graduate Academic Improvement Plan (PGAIP) form to their program advisor. The form requires students to identify the top two factors contributing to their academic difficulty and then requires them to list two specific actions that they will take during the next semester to address those factors. Next, the form requires students to determine the actions that are required to return to good academic standing. The form is reviewed by the program advisor who will meet with the student if necessary. The student’s progress on the PGAIP will guide the program when making decisions on academic exclusion or appeal for reinstatement. Failure to complete the PGAIP form will weigh negatively toward the program’s decision to support a reinstatement appeal.


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit Graduate Academic Advisement .

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)

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