Masters Programs in Economics at Georgetown University

Georgetown University is one of the oldest and most respected universities in the United States. Located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the University benefits from a beautiful campus, excellent facilities, and the amenities of a capitol city. It provides frequent contact with the many prominent institutions that are engaged in research and policy-making at the global and national levels. 

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers three different Masters Programs in Economics:

- Master of Arts in Applied Economics (MA-APEC): provides students with the theoretical and quantitative tools that are necessary to conduct a rigorous study of economic issues and economic policies. This 30 credit hour program (10 courses) can be completed in one calendar year.

- Master of Arts in Political Economy (MA-PECO): is a partnership with the Solvay-Brussels School of Management and Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and is intended to prepare the next generation of economists to rigorously analyze the economics and politics behind the key policy issues of the 21st century. The program features a fall and spring semester in Brussels and a final summer semester at Georgetown. This 30 credit hour program (10 courses, 7 in Brussels and 3 at Georgetown) can be completed in one calendar year.

- Master of Science in Economics (MS-ECON): emphasizes frontier training in econometrics and quantitative economics. This STEM-certified program is a 45 credit hour program (15 courses) that requires taking 5 quantitative courses as electives.

You can find out more about all three Masters Programs at our website, Additional information on the Political Economy program is also available at the ULB website,

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MA-APEC, MA-PECO & Advanced Certificate in Applied Economics (Solvay-ULB), MS-ECON (STEM-certified)

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Part Time


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