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Economics and Quantitative Analysis (MS)

Economics & Quantitative Analysis (MS)
Economics and Quantitative Analysis Graduate Program

Become an economic analyst

In DePaul’s Master of Science (MS) in Economics and Quantitative 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.

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 15 June 15
Winter December 1 October 15
Spring March 1 January 15
Summer June 1 April 15

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and transcripts.

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Required Courses

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

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DePaul was ranked among  the best MS in Economics & Quantitative Analysis programs in North America by Eduniversal (2022).


The median salary for Economics & Quantitative Analysis graduates was $72,000.

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 published research in leading economic journals. “Economics is so linked to public policy,” she says. “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.”

Jenna (MS ’22)

Jenna, DePaul alum  

Alumni Network

You’ll be connected to DePaul economics alumni who are employed in the public and private sector at major organizations 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 Graduate School of Business at (312) 362-8810 or

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