Nov 21, 2019  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
    
USC Catalogue 2019-2020

Applied Economics and Econometrics (MS)


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This program is designed to provide advanced training in the basic tools of economics and their application to practical problems. The curriculum incorporates a systematic study of mathematical and statistical analysis of economic phenomena and problems. This includes instruction in cost/benefit analysis, price theory, economic modeling, as well as economic forecasting and evaluation.

Core Courses: 12 units


Students are required to take ECON 500 , ECON 501 , and ECON 513 . Successful completion of these three courses will satisfy 12 units of the program's 32-unit requirement. 

Students must earn a "B" grade or higher in ECON 500  and in ECON 501 .

Additional Econometrics Course: 4 units


Students are required to take at least one of these two econometrics courses: ECON 570  or ECON 584 . Successful completion of one of these courses will satisfy 4 units of the program's 32-unit requirement.

Electives: 16 units


Students are encouraged to explore the diverse collection of courses offered by the Department of Economics and USC. Stipulations concerning elective courses are as follows:

  • Only 400-level, 500-level and 600-level coursework can be applied toward degree requirements. 
     
  • At least 8 of these 16 units must be ECON courses.
     
  • At least 8 of these 16 units must be in courses that are 500-level or higher.
     
  • No more than 4 units of ECON 590  may be applied to the degree.

All elective courses (ECON and non-ECON) must be approved by the Graduate Programs Adviser. It is important that students receive approval prior to enrolling in elective courses.

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