University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Economics Graduate Programs

Students majoring in Economics will find a wide variety of exciting and rewarding career paths open to them. The strong analytical and quantitative training an economics degree provides is prized by employers in industry, consulting, policy analysis and design, government, and academia.


Master of Science in Economic Analytics

The Master of Science in Economic Analytics is an intensive 10-month program that will guide students through economic modeling and theory to computational practice and cutting-edge tools, providing a thorough training in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

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Master of Arts in Economics

The Master of Arts in Economics program offers exceptional preparation for either a doctoral program or a career in the private or public sectors. This innovative program combines the study of economic theory and applied econometrics to provide rigorous training and preparation for your chosen career.

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Ph.D.in Economics

Ph.D. program in Economics is to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, government agencies, and business in the United States and abroad.

Prerequisites for the Ph.D. in Economics include intermediate microeconomic theory, intermediate macroeconomic theory, two semesters of calculus, statistics, and linear algebra. Applicants to the program are required to take the GRE and complete the Sam M. Walton College of Business Ph.D. Application for Admission.

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EPIC Spotlight: Abby Davidson

EPIC Spotlight: Abby Davidson

Sometimes a new venture needs a jump start, especially in developing countries.

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U of A Now Offering Economic Analytics Master’s Degree

U of A Now Offering Economic Analytics Master’s Degree

Classes will begin in fall 2020 and applications are being accepted. To learn more or to apply, visit msecon.uark.edu.

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State of Northwest Arkansas Region, Business Analysis Set for Nov. 5

State of Northwest Arkansas Region, Business Analysis Set for Nov. 5

Speakers include Greg Pogue of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, and Walton economist Mervin Jebaraj. The luncheon event is hosted at the Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors Event Center, 314 N. Goad Springs Road in Lowell.

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