Economics, Pre-Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The skills students learn in the program can be applied to a broad range of subjects. Graduates of the M.A. in Economics are employed in both private and public sector as economists, statisticians, data scientists, business intelligence analysts, forecast analysts, consultants and in many other roles. Several of our graduates went on to pursue Ph.D. in economics, finance and public policy.

The skills students learn in the program can be applied to a broad range of subjects. Graduates of our program are employed in both private and public sector as economists, statisticians, data scientists, business intelligence analysts, forecast analysts, consultants and in many other roles. Several of our graduates went on to pursue Ph.D. in economics, finance and public policy.

To broaden their skill set, students may also enroll in courses from related graduate programs including the Master in Business Administration, the Master in Public Administration, and the Master in Health Care Administration

In addition to coursework, students complete an end-of-program applied project that serves as a capstone experience for the program and also helps build specific technical skills to enhance employability of graduates.

Key Features of the Western Kentucky University M.A. in Economics

The WKU M.A. in Economics is a unique opportunity to earn an advanced degree at a growing, dynamic institution with a rich history. Key features of this exciting degree include:

  • Can be completed in 1 year
  • Offers two concentrations: General concentration and Mathematical Methods concentration
  • Non-economics majors welcome
  • Emphasis on employable, applied skills
  • Graduate Assistantships and other financial assistance available
  • Opportunity to work on regional applied research for the WKU Center for Applied Economics
  • Flexible coursework to match student interest

Wide-ranging career opportunities:

  • Economic and financial analysis
  • Market research
  • Data analytics
  • Business consulting
  • Public policy analysis
  • Academia
  • Federal and state Governments

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Issues in Capital Market Economics
  • Seminar in Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
  • American Industry
  • Economics of Healthcare
  • Introduction to Mathematical Economics
  • Regression and Econometric Analysis
For more information, please check the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

ESLI Level

Pre-Placement Requirements

Pre-Placement is only available for ESLI's US schools.  Students also have the option to take a placement test upon arrival

Basic- General English

  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Preparatory- General English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Foundations- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 4.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 32-34
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 97-103
Intermediate- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 35-45
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 107-133
Pre-University- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 46-59+
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 137-170

    Pre-Placement Requirements:

    • Official score reports must be submitted to ESLI
    • All score reports will be verified upon submission
    • Official test scores must be less than one year old 
    • *Only US-based ESLI schools offer Pre-Placement at this time.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
    • National Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
    • In-State Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Housing: $3,750

    Living costs for Bowling Green

    900 - 1,400 USD/month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.