fb Details: Applied Economics, Master's


A Master of Arts (MA) in applied economics from Wichita State’s AACSB-accredited Barton School of Business offers you a general economics track and three specialized tracks to choose from—economic analysis, financial economics or international economics. All tracks will equip you with a broad understanding of the overall economic environment, which will help you as you advance your career or pursue your Ph.D. in economics.

Learn how applied economics is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

  • Have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Admission is based primarily on GPA and background in economics
  • Admission to full standing requires at 2.75 GPA for the last 60 credit hours and for courses in economics and required mathematics
  • The Graduate Record Examination is not required
  • For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Economics student used her skills to help fellow students

As an economics major, Stella Yang spent her senior year helping transform the student fees process as treasurer of the Student Government Association.

Stella took the opportunity to meaningfully work with staff and students across the university.

“It was really cool being able to get together with students and people at all different levels at the university to come together and work on the solution that worked best,” she said.


All tracks require either a thesis (30 credit hours) or an independent research project and an additional course in the student’s area of interest (33 credit hours). The MA degree in applied economics is typically completed in four semesters.


A graduate degree in economics from Wichita State's Barton School will help you take the next step in your career—while opening doors to new possibilities.

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