Master of Science in Applied Economics

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Dustin, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    There are a few of these programs out there:
    A few theoretical questions (I'm not an econ guy. It's more for my curiosity and my ever wandering educational eye.)

    Would/could someone with an Applied Econ Masters use the title Economist? I know that traditionally the PhD is the required credential but there are certainly Masters-level people walking around with the title Economist (e.g. at the EPA right now there is a job opening for an 0110 Economist that requires a Masters.)

    Would a graduate from an Applied Econ program ever be an eligible candidate for a PhD in Econ lacking an Econ Bachelor's? Most of these programs will admit you with the prerequisite math background and a couple courses in Micro/Macro Econ - hardly the 15 or 20 courses that would make up a usual Econ undergrad.
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It's not a licensed profession. Anyone can say he or she is an economist... and too many do!
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  3. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I've seen those economist openings. They're often paired with statistician openings at one federal agency. Anyone and everyone has been called a statistician. Many statisticians neither have a statistics nor mathematics degree.

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