Learning Goals and Assessment for Masters

Masters Program in Economics

Adopted February 2008

(revised November 2011)

We do not currently offer a masters degree track for incoming students. The following information is only for PhD students currently in the program who either: (i) wish to obtain a Masters degree during their progress towards PhD; or (ii) are ending their pursuit of a PhD and wish to establish whether they can obtain instead a Masters degree.

The Master’s program in Economics trains students at the highest academic level and positions them to assume professional roles in all sub-disciplines within the broad areas of macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics. The learning goals of the department, assessment of each goal, and role of the program in helping students achieve the goals are described below.

1.  Attain marked ability, scholarship, research and leadership skills in economics, with specialization in selected sub-discipline.

Assessment of student achievement of goal:     

Role of the program in helping students to achieve goal:

2.  Engage in and conduct research

Assessment of graduate student achievement of goal:

Role of the graduate program in helping students achieve goal:

3.  Prepare to be professionals in careers that require training at the highest levels in economics and selected sub-disciplines.

Assessment of graduate student achievement of goal:

Role of the program in helping students achieve goal:

The Department of Economics and associated committees, composed of faculty members active in the graduate program, regularly review the structure and content of the program, as well as the feedback received from assessments and surveys.  These reviews are used to evaluate and adjust learning goals put forth in this document in order to best fulfill the program’s goal of providing an optimized learning experience for students, leading to optimal knowledge pass-through and optimal placement upon graduation.