University of Denver

Division of Social Science



2199 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Economics M.A.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

At the University of Denver, we provide a broad perspective on the historical and present-day relevance of the field of economics.  Our M.A. students use quantitative techniques to engage critically with theory and policy alternatives, gaining a deep understanding of historical context.

What we offer:

  • Individualized instruction
  • Meaningful and enduring faculty mentorship
  • Small classes taught by expert faculty
  • A focus on alternative approaches to economics
  • Diverse areas of specialization
  • Practical experience conducting and writing applied research
  • Flexible evening classes for working professionals
  • An ideal location near Denver’s urban center and majestic Rocky Mountains

We teach our students economics from
a broad and historically informed perspective that emphasizes the relevance of past economic debates for present-day problems.  Our M.A. students engage critically with economic theory and learn to evaluate policy alternatives from different conceptual positions by using historical analysis and applying modern quantitative methods.  Our program culminates in a thesis that gives students practical experience in conducting and writing their own research.

Students come to our program to further their careers in both the private
and public sectors, as well as to become better-informed and engaged citizens.  Our graduates have gone on to work for banks and investment firms, think tanks, non-profit organizations and government agencies, or to pursue their doctoral degrees.

Program focuses:

  • Development economics
  • Economic policy    

               - Health

               - Environmental

               - Urban

               - Technology and industries

  • History of thought and philosophy of economics
  • Income distribution and inequality
  • International economics and trade
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary and financial economics

Our program is geared toward your schedule—all of our required courses, and many of our electives, are taught between 6 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. to accommodate students who work during the day. Other elective courses are typically offered between 4 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.


The University of Denver is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 45

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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