A master's in economics will help you learn state-of-the-art quantitative methods and analytical tools to succeed in the world of economics
Participate in a unique master’s in economics program that continues to adapt and change based professional industry input, so that you will graduate with a competitive edge when seeking employment.
Train in state-of-the-art quantitative methods and with applied analytical tools through courses in multiple programming and statistics, as well as econometrics.
The UTSA Master of Arts degree in Economics is a 33-credit hour graduate program, with three distinct concentrations.
Business Data Analysis and Forecasting: For public and private sector employment focusing on data analysis
Financial Economics: For students pursuing careers in the financial services industry
General Economics: For Ph.D. program preparation
In addition to our industry-focused applied curriculum, you will gain a strong foundation of economic theory. All students are required to take a common set of core courses that includes Microeconomics Theory, Macroeconomics Theory, Mathematical Economics and Econometrics and Business Forecasting.
Earn your Master of Arts in Economics degree from a top-ranked business school–the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business in San Antonio, Texas.
The wide range of classes in the program has allowed me to customize my degree plan and set myself up for great success in my future career. Looking back, I am so glad I chose UTSA over the other universities I was considering.
Joel Hillner MA Economics'18
When the Federal Reserve hires analysts, it looks for candidates with strong technical skills who are adept at gathering and analyzing large amounts of data using R, SAS, and Python. The program at UTSA produces those types of candidates.
Keith Phillips, Ph.D. Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
How to Apply
The online application form is available through UTSA’s Graduate School website, and it may be saved and updated until you are ready to pay the application fee and submit.
Current resume: Optional requirement. Include employment or other related experience.
Letters of reference: A minimum of two letters required. Students can submit a request for letters of recommendation through the online application. The application system will send their recommenders a rating form and a section for them to upload their letter.
Personal statement: Approximately 1-2 pages, there are no specific format requirements but your letter should identify why you are interested in this program at UTSA.
Requirement for standardized tests: GRE/GMAT are waived for Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 admission.
Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials. If your application is successful, official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended by the end of your first semester. Transcripts must be received in a completely sealed envelope, or emailed directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
Required foreign credential evaluation: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
International applicant TOEFL/IELTS test scores: Until further notice, any applicants with a TOEFL/IELTS score on hand should submit their result (regardless of date) as part of the application. Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS scores, will complete alternate evaluations to demonstrate English proficiency following admission.