George Mason University

Master of Arts in Economics


4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Economics

Format: Online

Program Description:

Join tomorrow’s thought leaders through the Mason style of economics, which blends the branches of public choice, Austrian, and experimental economic theories. Our nationally ranked Master of Arts in Economics program has received international attention for its focus on comparative institutional analysis and its practical approach to the relationships among economic, political, and legal sectors.

As the home to the late Nobel Laureate James Buchanan, George Mason University has a celebrated history of moving economic thought forward. Graduate students in the flexible, online economics program benefit from the guidance of renowned faculty and learn using real-world economic problems.

The program is designed for students to develop a sturdy foundation in effective data, statistical, and economic analysis. As students conduct, read, and critique their peers’ research, they will develop informed and thorough solutions in government, policy institute, business, or nonprofit settings.

At George Mason University, online students have lifetime access to the University’s Career Center. Students in the online MA in Economics can use this resource to find internships during the program and job opportunities after graduation.

Graduates of our MA in Economics have entered successful careers in government, nonprofit, research, and private sector settings. Because George Mason University is located near Washington, D.C., our online graduates have benefited from employment opportunities in an array government, public policy, nonprofit, and business positions.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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