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Online Master of Science in Economics

Purdue University’s Online Master’s in Economics program offers career-compatible flexibility for busy professionals over the course of 2-3 years. Designed for individuals who have an interest in learning the tools to analyze and interpret economic data, you'll be able to apply those results to decision making in business and public policy environments.

You will have the option to specialize in four unique areas that offer the opportunity to expand applied or theoretical understanding of economics. With expanding access to extensive datasets, both public and proprietary, top faculty teach cutting-edge quantitative and empirical instructional methods. Our innovative curriculum employs teaching methods that focus on econometrics (big data, machine learning), statistical software applications (Stata, Matlab, EViews), modern computational and programming tools (Python), business forecasting, game theory, behavioral economics, and experimental economics, among other areas.

30 credit hours

20 to 36 months

Flexible, 100% online, asynchronous

Start in August or January

Choose from four specializations

Online MS Economics, 2021-2023
Online MS Economics, 2023
Online MS Economics Program, 2023
Online MS Economics Program, 2023
Online MS Economics Program, 2022

Sara Omohundro, MS Economics ’22, was first drawn to her Purdue master’s program by its reputation and flexibility. “You don't have to attend lectures at a particular time, so I could do the schoolwork and complete the degree on my own schedule,” she says. Learn more about Sara’s path to her current role at Elevate Ventures, a development organization that nurtures high-growth businesses into high-performing Indiana companies.

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