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Master in Economics

The strong econometrics focus of the required curriculum trains students in the quantitative skills necessary for the analysis of economic data. The Economics program offered by Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $683 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Resource Economics at Portland State University is a strength of our Masters program. Our graduates work in private and non-governmental organizations as well as in government agencies. Some students pursue doctoral programs in economics and other disciplines.

Ideas for Careers and/or Places of Employment

Places of employment for economists include: government agencies, businesses (banks/financial institutions, insurance companies, market research firms, consulting firms), utilities, research institutes, and educational institutions.

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising and Career Services’ jobs database where the employer specifically requested economics majors. Career-related internships or part-time jobs may be a prerequisite for finding professional-level employment after graduation. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for economics majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

  • Anvil Media, Inc. — Account Coordinator
  • Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) — Industry Economist
  • Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Department of the Interior — Economist
  • Capital One — Analyst, Data Analyst
  • Campbell Group, The — Forestry Planning Analyst
  • Chase — Credit Examiner
  • City of Beaverton — Economic Development (CDBG) Project Coordinator, Economic Development Manager
  • City of Hillsboro — Development Project Coordinator, Financial Analyst
  • City of Portland — Economic Opportunity Program Specialist, Senior Financial Analyst
  • City of Redmond — Budget Analyst

Courses Included

  • Research
  • Thesis
  • Cooperative Education/Internship
  • Reading & Conference
  • Practicum (By Arrangement with Instructor/Credit to be Arranged)
  • Cultural Economics
  • Women in the Economy
  • Economic Seminar Series
  • Economics of Sustainability: Theory and Practice
  • Cost-benefit Analysis
  • Resource & Environmental Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Advanced Natural Resource Economics
  • Business Environmental Management Economics
  • Public Spending and Debt Policy
  • Taxation and Income Policies
  • Public Utility Economics
  • International Trade Theory and Policy