Program Director: Prof. Catherine Mulder (On sabbatical)
Office: 9.63.08 NB
Program Director: Prof. Jay Hamilton (Interim)
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.
The Master of Arts in Economics requires 36 credits of coursework consisting of 8 required courses and 4 elective courses.
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
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