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, transcripts, and GMAT/GRE scores.
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's global business dean survey (2018)
90% of 2018 Economics and Policy Analysis MS graduates were employed, continuing their education or serving in the military within six months of graduation
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. … This degree program is an ideal combination of economic theory, policy analysis and hands-on experience with policymakers.”
"DePaul's MS in Economics allowed me to delve further into economic theory and how it applies to the understanding of societal and business interactions."
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
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