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Economics and Policy Analysis (MS)


Economics & Policy Analysis (MS)

Become a policymaker

In DePaul’s Master of Science (MS) in Economics and Policy Analysis program, you’ll gain advanced skills and in-depth knowledge of economic theory and policymaking. The research-driven curriculum prepares you to collect, analyze and interpret data that are used to develop and implement economic and monetary policies.

Eligible students participate in a 12- to 16-week, full-time research fellowship at a government agency, public policy institute, nonprofit or other organization 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.

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Study in the nexus of Chicago’s financial and government sectors

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.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé, transcripts, and GMAT/GRE scores.

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Required Courses

You’ll complete seven required core courses plus five electives.

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of 2016 DePaul business master's degree graduates were in jobs related to their field


More than 87% of 2016 Economics and Policy Analysis MS graduates were employed, continuing their education or serving in the military within six months of graduation

Get training from the experts

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."

Timothy (MS ‘14)
Senior Analytics Consultant, West Monroe Partners LLC

Timothy, DePaul Economics MS alum  

Alumni Network

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.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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