M.S. in Quantitative Economics

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE) degree can be completed in as little as one year, and emphasizes practical applications and interactive learning, including close collaboration with members of a world-class economics faculty and forecasting team.

Our program features more econometrics, financial economics, and more theory than most master’s programs and creates an applied economist that is immediately productive.

The program has been designated as a Certified Forecaster Program by The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).

We are ranked 4th in the nation for the 2018 Top Master of Financial Economics Programs.

Quick Facts

Program Units
36 (12 courses)
Average Duration
12-36 months
On-campus courses
Full-time or part-time course load
Course Availability
Year-round in four 11-week terms
  • Westlake Village
2017-18 Cost

$820 per credit

$29,520 base cost


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Going into the interview process, I was already well-versed in EVIEWS, the newest software IHS was using. Some older software is really no longer being used in the field. Training with the most up-to-date technology gives you a huge advantage over other degree programs.

David Reeves '14
US Regional Economic Forecasting, IHS Inc.