Resource Economics

The 4+1 Accelerated MS Degree in Resource Economics is a program focusing on applied microeconomics. Students take a rigorous set of courses in microeconomic theory and quantitative methods, including advanced statistical theory and econometrics. This program provides excellent training for careers in marketing, resource-based industries such as electric utilities and petroleum, public policy, and economic consulting.

Students applying for this program should have strong math training and good performance in undergraduate coursework. You can find out more about specific eligibility criteria here.

To apply, students should submit an initial email inquiry to their academic advisor and the Graduate Program Director (gpd@resecon.umass.edu). This will include:

  1. A short statement of interest
  2. Unofficial transcript
  3. Names and contact information for three academic references (letters are not required at this time)

Student who receive approval for their initial inquiry should then submit an official application to the Graduate School by February 1 of their senior year.

Please see this document for the full application procedures, including a more detailed description of eligibility and materials needed for each part of the application.

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