The Master of Arts program in Economics is designed to assist students to develop the analytical skills and reflective capacities required to think clearly and coherently about economic matters and to apply their skill and knowledge effectively to problem areas. The program seeks to prepare students for careers where economics is applicable. The department offers coursework and supervised study in economic theory, quantitative analysis, and a number of other fields of interest.
In line with the applied emphasis of the Graduate Program, the department maintains a relationship with both the California State government and many private organizations in the Sacramento area. Graduates of the master's degree program have gone on to jobs in government at all levels as well as to careers in labor unions, banks, manufacturing corporations, and other forms of private organizations.
Students interested in applying to the M.A. Program in Economics may contact the Graduate Coordinator, Jonathan Kaplan.