Master of Arts in Economics

Master of Arts in Economics

Program Director: Prof. Jay Hamilton (Interim)
Phone: 212.237.8093
Office: 9.63.12 NB

The Master of Arts in Economics at John Jay is a new 36-credit graduate program that provides students with a comprehensive and rigorous education in applied, pluralist economics. It is one of a handful of graduate programs in the country that focuses primarily on issues of economic justice such as economic democracy, diversity, inequality, sustainability and community development. Students at John Jay will study the history of economics and economic thought, the economics of gender, environmental sustainability, local and international economic development, and global inequalities of income and wealth, while acquiring essential technical skills such as writing and data analysis valued by practitioners in the field.

Program graduates will be well prepared to seek employment and promotion in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors or to continue their education in PhD programs, law school, or in other academic and professional credentialing programs.

How to apply.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Economics requires 36 credits of coursework consisting of 8 required courses and 4 elective courses.

Core Requirements                                                                     Subtotal: 24 credits

ECO 713 Political Economy 

ECO 750 Mathematics for Economists

ECO 720 Macroeconomics 

ECO 751 Research Methods I- Quantitative Analysis

ECO 752 Research Methods II

ECO 725 Microeconomics

ECO 740 Community Development

ECO 799 Seminar in Economics


Electives                                                                                       Subtotal: 12 credits

Select four courses from the list below.

ECO 710 History of Economic Thought 

ECO 711 Economic History 

ECO 715 Contending Economic Theories 

ECO 724 Global Capitalism, Gender and Debt 

ECO 745 International Trade 

ECO 746 International Finance 

ECO 760Political Economy of the Environment 

ECO 780 Global Political Economy of Work and Social Welfare 

Interested in learning more about the Department of Economics, visit .