MSAE Online & On-Campus
The goal of the MS in Applied Economics program at the University of North Dakota is to provide students the quantitative and applied skills required to succeed as an economist involved in economic development, strategic planning, consulting, and applied research in a broad array of institutional settings. These goals are achieved through a program where coursework, experiential learning, and independent research develop a strong foundation to understand and apply economic theory, collect and analyze data, and communicate technical material effectively to others.
There is no difference between the requirements for the online or on-campus MSAE program. Students can start on-campus and then finish online, or vice versa. There is no distinction between a degree earned solely via online courses or on-campus courses.
The program begins in the Fall semester.
Full time students have the ability to complete the program in a year and a half (3 semesters).
The department offers 3-4 quarter time Graduate Assistant (GA) positions a semester to well qualified on-campus students. GA stipends are worth approximately $3,300 a semester and include health insurance and tuition waivers. Tuition waivers are also available separate of GA positions.
Graduate Assistants assist professors with grading, proctoring examinations, and research. GA positions offer graduate students unique hands-on opportunities to gain work-related experience. To apply for an assistantship or waiver all you need to do is check the box on the application indicating that you are interested and email the MPA Graduate Director a letter of interest and a current resume.
It is difficult for us to fully fund international students given the expense of international student tuition.
The program can begin in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.
The program can be completed in 2-3 years of study depending whether students take 1-2 courses a semester.
State law prevents us from offering tuition waivers or assistantships to online students.
Lectures are broadcast via Adobe Connect, a system which allows live interactive classes between on-campus and online students. Online students unable to join live, have the ability to view the recorded lectures. Lectures are held throughout the weekday and early evening.