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Quantitative Economics Certificate

Quantitative Economics Certificate

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Program Description

The interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Quantitative Economics is a 12-hour, STEM-focused graduate certificate program. The program has an emphasis on regression techniques and application of object­ oriented programming in economic analysis. This program will help to prepare students to work with large and messy datasets, write code, and analyze that data using statistical methods. The Quantitative Economics Certificate is especially recommended for individuals looking to increase their skills in quantitative analysis or for preparation for doctoral studies.

Admission Requirements:

  • At least a bachelor's degree from a fully accredited institution (doesn't matter the subject matter)
  • GPA requirement: 2.5 in the last 60 semester's hours of study or an overall grade point average of a minimum of 3.0 for a completed master's degree.
  • At least a Calculus or Statistics course passed with a grade of C or better
  • Transcripts, one letter of recommendation, statement of purpose

The department will accept a maximum of 6 transfer credit hours earned at a fully accredited institution including from ESU.

This certificate is a stand-alone program, no shared hours.


Required Courses (12 hours)

Core Courses* (6 hours)

ID 745 Programming and Data Analysis for Informatics 3 hours
EC 710 Econometrics I 3 hours

Elective Courses (6 hours)
Any two 700+ level economics courses from the following list:

EC 711 Econometrics II 3 hours
EC 712 Economic Theory 3 hours

EC 713 Seminar in Mathematical
Economics 3 hours
EC 741 Seminar in Health Economics 3 hours

EC 731 Seminar in the Economics of
Crime 3 hours
EC 727 Seminar in Industrial Organization 3 hours
EC 737 Seminar in Game Theory 3 hours

EC 740 Business Cycles and Forecasting 3 hours
EC 751 Seminar in Labor Economics 3 hours

EC 797 Graduate Internship in Economics 3 hours
EC 798 Directed Research in Economics 3 hours

TOTAL HOURS 12 hours

Students who earned credit (e.g., as undergraduates) may substitute from the elective courses.

Apply to ESU

To learn how to apply to Emporia State University, visit the Admissions page.

Major Specific Information

For specifics relating to applying to study this major, contact the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at 620-341-5583.

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