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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Gaduh Named Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Affiliated Professor

Gaduh Named Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Affiliated Professor

Arya B. Gaduh, an associate professor in economics at the Walton College, has been invited to join the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab as an affiliated professor.

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Economies of Smaller Cities, Rural Areas Likely Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Economies of Smaller Cities, Rural Areas Likely Hardest Hit by COVID-19

How quickly the Arkansas economy begins to rebound once restrictions are eased and everyone starts thinking about a recovery will depend on careful management and foresight.

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Walton College Economics Graduate Student Awarded Humane Studies Fellowship

Walton College Economics Graduate Student Awarded Humane Studies Fellowship

Nathaniel Burke, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics, has been awarded a Humane Studies Fellowship by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

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