Master of Arts in Economics

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Whether you aspire to work on Wall Street or influence public policy, a Fordham M.A. in Economics will add value to your career.

You’ll hone your analytical skills and learn from faculty members who have built their careers straddling the academic and professional worlds. With expertise in economic development, finance, international economics, and monetary economics, our faculty members have served as advisers and consultants to global players in these fields, including the United Nations, the World Bank, Citibank, and more. Plus, you’ll pursue your studies in New York City, the financial capital of the world.

STEM Designation

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Fordham now designates the M.A. in Economics with the STEM CIP code of "Econometrics and Quantitative Economics." This more accurately reflects the quantitative and analytic focus of our academic programs, and allows our international students with valid F1 visas to request a two-year extension for OPT (as an addition to the standard one year). Please consult Fordham’s STEM Extension page for more information.

Program Basics

  • Designed as a one-year program for full-time students
  • Late afternoon and evening courses to accommodate part-time students
  • Curriculum requires 10 courses including four core courses and six electives for a total of 30 credits
  • Courses held at the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx


Our graduates have gone on to careers as financial analysts, economists, and executives in a variety of sectors:

  • Multinational business
  • International banking
  • International public administration and government
  • Private sector and NGO development

Contact Us

Director of Graduate Studies
Johanna Francis, Ph.D.
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GSAS Admissions at Fordham University
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