Section 1

Plan of Study

All students enter the program in the fall semester. New students must attend a mandatory MSPE orientation which takes place the week prior to the start of formal fall classes. Four representative plans of study are presented below depending on the student's background and the duration of his/her stay in the program.

I. A one-year plan of study

MSPE orientation

Includes optional math review course

Fall semester

Microeconomics (Econ 500)
Macroeconomics (Econ 501)
Economic Statistics (Econ 502)
One elective

Spring semester

Econometrics (Econ 503)
Three electives

Summer session

Two electives

II. A one-and-a-half-year plan of study

MSPE orientation

Includes optional math review course

Fall semester

Microeconomics (Econ 500)
Macroeconomics (Econ 501)
Economic Statistics (Econ 502)
English?

Spring semester

Econometrics (Econ 503)
Two electives
English?

Summer session

Zero, one, or two electives

Fall semester of the second year

Two, three or four electives

IIIa. A two-year plan of study

MSPE orientation

Includes optional math review course

Fall semester

Microeconomics (Econ 500)
Macroeconomics (Econ 501)
Economic Statistics (Econ 502)
English?

Spring semester

Econometrics (Econ 503)
Two electives
English?

Summer session

Zero, one, or two electives

Fall semester of the second year

Three electives

Spring semester of the second year

Two or three electives

Summer session of the second year

Zero, one, or two electives

IIIb. An alternative two-year plan of study

MSPE orientation

Includes optional math review course

Fall semester

Microeconomics (Econ 500)
Economic Statistics (Econ 502)
English?

Spring semester

Macroeconomics (Econ 501)
Econometrics (Econ 503)
One elective
English?

Summer session

Zero, one, or two electives

Fall semester of the second year

Three electives

Spring semester of the second year

Two or three electives

Summer session of the second year

Zero, one, or two electives