By pursuing a Master of Science degree in Economics at the University of North Texas, you'll be part of a program that hones your analytical skills for a rewarding career or prepares you for the rigors of a doctoral program in economics.
The necessary course work explores a variety of topics related to econometrics, mathematical approaches to economic theory, microeconomic theory and macroeconomic theory. The Department of Economics offers more econometrics courses than 23 of the top 25 economics Ph.D. programs with specialties in econometrics.
We also offer a graduate academic certificate in economic geography, which examines geographic data.
You'll learn from faculty members who publish in the field's top journals and have earned prestigious teaching awards from the university and nationwide. Their research focuses on econometrics, applied microeconomics, applied macroeconomics, public economics and international economics.
UNT graduates entering the job market are in high demand and often can pick from the most prestigious and rewarding positions available. Recent graduates work for:
- Allstate Insurance Company
- Bank of America
- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
- Fidelity Investments
- GM Financial
- Goldman Sachs
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Outstanding student support
Our job placement officer works with employers in the region and beyond. This ensures you're taught the skills most demanded by future employers and to connect you with employers seeking the skills we teach. The officer also provides advice on job search techniques, résumé writing and job interviewing skills and maintains a current database of job openings. These career services are in addition to what the university provides.
UNT also provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and a Thesis Boot Camp and other specialized workshops are available through the Toulouse Graduate School. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
Research centers and resources
The Center for Economic Education makes formal instruction of economics more accessible. It maintains an in-service teacher-training program, develops instructional materials, conducts research in economic education and provides technical assistance in matters pertaining to instruction in economics.
The Center for Environmental Economic Studies and Research promotes, conducts and coordinates environmental economics research and complementary activities on our campus. The center addresses economic solutions that weigh the cost and benefits to maximize society's welfare. The goals are to investigate economic solutions to environmental problems and disseminate the research. Research has focused on water, garbage, biodiversity and property rights.
The Center for Economic Development and Research conducts economic analysis and public policy research. It also provides forecasting and strategic planning services to businesses, governments and non-profit agencies with an interest in economic development.