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Program overview
2-3 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates



Program description

Economics M.A.

The M.A. in Economics program was established in the mid-1960s but has recently made changes to ensure that the program is focused on training students to conduct applied economic research and decision analysis using current methodologies. There is an emphasis on hands-on data analysis, making it possible for graduates to acquire the skills and knowledge for careers as consultants in private business and analysts for the government. The dedicated graduate faculty at MTSU have prepared highly qualified master’s-level economists who have gone on to continue their doctoral studies not only at MTSU but at numerous universities, including Chicago, Virginia, North Carolina State, and Auburn. Others have found employment in local banking, the Federal government, and the State of Tennessee.

Admission requirements

Applicants are expected to possess a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

English language proficiency

  • TOEFL iBT: 71
  • TOEFL paper-based: 525
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • ITEP: n/a
  • Also accepted:
    • ELS Level 112 (completed)

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International students:

  • Tuition: $26,172 US
  • Room and Board: $12,164 US
  • Total fees: $38,336 US

Domestic students:

Please contact the school for more information about tuition fees.


The department offers a Master’s of Arts (M.A.) degree in Economics. The focus of MTSU's M.A. program in economics is on applied research and decision analysis.

Career opportunities

One of the department’s major goals is to promote graduates in the job market and to conduct mock interviews to help students have a professional and polished presence. Faculty are encouraging more and more graduate students to take advantage of this opportunity. Examples of career potentials include

  • Accountant
  • Banker
  • Budget analyst
  • Equity portfolio manager
  • Environmental economist
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial examiner
  • Government worker
  • Higher education professional
  • Human resources specialist
  • Insurance representative
  • Labor-management relations practitioner
  • Market/program analyst
  • Politician or political staffer
  • Purchaser
  • Revenue agent
  • Statistician

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Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a public university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the university consists of eight undergraduate colleges as well as a college of graduate studies, together offering more than 80 majors/degree programs through more than 35...

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Why study at Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU is recognized for broad, high-quality academic programs, affordable costs and competitive prices, an outstanding teaching faculty, modern infrastructure with new residence halls, academic classrooms, sports facilities, and state of the art facilities, and a welcoming, friendly campus where diversity is appreciated and all students will be valued and respected.

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Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU Box 120 Peck Hall 208
1301 East Main Street
37132 Murfreesboro Tennessee
United States of America

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