College of Business > Academics > Department of Economics > Graduate Programs > Economics and Policy Analysis (MS)
In DePaul’s Master of Science (MS) in Economics and Policy Analysis, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of economic theory and advanced skills in data analysis that position you to examine economic and business policies. The research-driven curriculum prepares you to be a hands-on economic analyst.
Interested students participate in 12- to 16-week fellowships at private companies, a government agency, public policy institute, or nonprofit in Chicago, Washington D.C., or another city.
For international students: this program is a
STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.
Our Loop Campus in the heart of Chicago’s financial district is steps away from local, state and federal government agencies and offices. Our proximity gives you access to employers in government and non-profit advocacy and businesses in almost every industry.
Submit an online application, essay, résumé and transcripts.
You’ll complete seven required core courses plus five electives.
DePaul was ranked among the country’s best MS in Economics & Policy Analysis programs in North America by Eduniversal (2019).
The median salary for Economics & Policy Analysis graduates was $72,000.
Our faculty members bring their real-world experiences to the classroom. Associate Professor Gabriella Bucci has consulted for the World Bank, worked for the U.S. Department of Treasury, and has had her research published in leading economic journals. “Economics is so linked to public policy,” she said. “This degree program is an ideal combination of economic theory, policy analysis and hands-on experience with policymakers.”
“I chose DePaul for my graduate degree because I knew the professors were great from my undergraduate experience. I have learned how to evaluate situations using solid economic frameworks and empirical strategies. Because of the small class sizes and opportunities to work with my peers and professors, I have made friends with really smart and hardworking people. Chicago is also a great place to live and build a career.”
You’ll be connected to DePaul economics alumni who are employed in the public and private sector at major companies and government agencies like Allstate, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the U.S. Department of Commerce, UBS Global Asset Management, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the European Central Bank.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.
For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at
(312) 362-8810 or
We’ll send you the full online viewbook with information about the degree, admission requirements and upcoming info sessions. Let’s get started.