The Master of Science in Economics and Policy
Analysis program focuses on economic theory as it applies to
real-world business and policy decision-making. The curriculum emphasizes
research. Students work closely with faculty members on research projects that enhance students' abilities to collect, analyze and interpret data, as well as writing and presentation skills. Students who meet certain criteria are eligible to
participate in 12- to 16-week, full-time research fellowships, which may be
completed at government agencies, public policy institutes, nonprofits or other organizations in
Chicago, Washington, D.C. or another city.
Through the MS in
Economics and Policy Analysis program, you will develop skills and knowledge in:
- Applied economic
- The relationship between economics and politics.
- Conducting econometric research.
- Demonstrating research
findings through written analyses for audiences that include business
professionals, economists, policymakers and the public.
degree prepares students to pursue careers in government relations, business development and consulting, and non-profit advocacy, as well as positions in federal and state
governmental agencies, trade associations and
DePaul’s Master of Science in Economics and Policy Analysis is a Department of Homeland Security STEM-designated program. STEM designation is granted to programs that produce graduates educated in science, technology, engineering and/or math who help support U.S. economic competitiveness and growth. International students who earn degrees from STEM-designated programs can qualify to extend their post-graduation stay in the United States for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT provides an opportunity for international students to develop their careers while also helping meet the demand for STEM-educated professionals in the U.S. workforce. To find out more, contact the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at email@example.com or (312) 362-8810.