A full account of degree requirements and procedures is contained in the Economics student handbook.
To earn the MA in Economics, a student must complete a total of 30 credits with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, as well as a 3.0 minimum in the core courses.
With the agreement of the MA faculty advisor, candidates with a strong background in economics may substitute appropriate upper-level courses for the core course requirements. There is no written examination for the MA in economics, which is awarded for successful completion of the required credits.
A maximum of three credits taken at another university may be granted toward the credit requirement for the master's degree. Twenty-seven credits must be completed at The New School for Social Research.
Of the elective courses required for the MA in economics, two must be taken from the courses offered or cross-listed by the Economics department, and three may be courses at the graduate level offered by other departments of The New School for Social Research or at Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment. The student's faculty advisor must approve the elective program.
Students can use elective courses toward completing one of the university’s graduate minors. These structured pathways of study immerse master's and doctoral students in disciplines outside their primary field and expose them to alternative modes of research and practice. Completed graduate minors are officially recorded on students' transcript.