Learning Goals and Assessment for Masters

Learning Goals, Masters Program in Economics, Rutgers University

Adopted February 2008
(Revised November 2011; November 2017)

The Master’s Program in Economics provides advanced training in economics to students interested in positions as economists and econometricians in the private and public sectors. It also prepares students for PhD studies in economics. The program aims for students to:

  1. Acquire advanced knowledge in core subjects of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.
  1. Acquire specialized knowledge in at least one field of economics.

          Fields of specialization may include: applied econometrics, financial econometrics, health economics, labor economics,
          microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and public economics.

  1. Conduct original research in economics.  

  Assessment of Masters Program Goals