The Masters Degree
A master’s degree is awarded to students in the PhD program after certain criteria have been met. To obtain a masters degree the Economics and Economic Methods comprehensive exam must be passed with a grade of "minor" or "masters pass" or higher. A student has no more than two attempts at passing this exam. Thereafter three more 800 or 900 economics courses must be passed with an average grade of 3.0 for a minimum additional eight credits. All College and University rules pertain to this degree.
The Economics department does not admit students into a separate masters program. To obtain a masters degree you must be admitted into the PhD program and obtain the degree in the manner described above.
The Master of Public Policy Program at Michigan State is jointly administered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science. The MPP Program admitted its first class of students in Spring 2007, and it began offering courses in August 2007. Learn more about the Master of Public Policy Program.
For additional information contact:
Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Economics
Michigan State University
486 W. Circle Drive
110 Marshall-Adams Hall
East Lansing, Ml 48824-1038