Master of Arts (MA) in Economics Online

An MA in Economics from George Mason University will prepare you to engage with business and policy leaders of tomorrow. Students in the program engage with internationally renowned faculty and study economic theories to develop independent, solution-based research. Our nationally ranked graduate program is noted for its unique Mason approach to economic theory, which fuses the fields of public choice, Austrian, and experimental economics. As a result, graduates of the MA in Economics will come away with experience in writing thorough analyses in government, policy institute, business, or nonprofit environments.

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Why Choose Mason's MA in Economics?

  • Accreditation LogoInternationally recognized faculty and extensive research resources through George Mason
  • Online Education LogoDynamic and practical economic frameworks to real-world problems
  • Outcomes Checklist LogoAccess to internship and job opportunities through Mason University’s Career Services
  • Competitive Tuition LogoFlexible online degree structure to accommodate professional students with working schedules
  • SACSCOC-Accredited
  • 30 Credit Hours
  • Complete in as little as 18 months
  • Core courses supplemented by electives focused on emergent trends
  • Research opportunities in government, business, and nonprofit settings
  • Gateway to successful careers in both public and private sectors

MA in Economics Curriculum

Build the foundation for effective data, statistical, and economic analysis. Mason’s online MA in Economics prepares students for careers in government, business, and nonprofit settings through a balance of core and elective courses. This blend includes the following:

  • Student Proficiency LogoExperimental Economics
  • Alumni Success LogoMicro and Macroeconomic Theories
  • Employer Guidance LogoMathematical Economics
  • Faculty Research LogoPublic Choice/Constitutional Economics


Career Opportunities
Turn your experience into opportunity. George Mason University’s Career Services equips students with the ability to find relevant internships and jobs during coursework and after graduation. This lifetime service gives students security as they consider their professional future.

Preparing Economists to Predict the Trends of Tomorrow

An online MA in Economics from George Mason will prepare you for a prosperous future in a vibrant economy. As a hotbed of pragmatic and forward-thinking economic study, George Mason University will prepare you to conduct thorough analyses in government, business, and nonprofit settings. The Mason style of economics blends public choice, Austrian, and experimental economics to analyze the relationships among economic, political, and legal institutions. Because of our proximity to the nation’s capital, students come away from our program with many employment opportunities in government, public policy, and private sectors. Request information about the program today and start thinking about how you’ll lead in tomorrow’s economy.