M.S. in Quantitative Economics

This STEM-designated program emphasizes practical applications and interactive learning, includes close collaboration with a world-class faculty and forecasting team, and now includes a 2-course sequence in Analytics. 

It can be completed in as little as one year, is fully accredited by ACBSP, has been designated as a Certified Forecaster Program by The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), and is ranked 5th in the nation.

Attached to the program is a Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF), one of only six university-based forecast centers in the U.S. that is included in the Wall Street Journal’s Economic Forecasting Survey. The CERF Forecast Center has earned numerous forecast accuracy awards including the March 2022 announced 2021 Crystal Ball Award for the Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey (formerly the Case-Shiller Home Price Expectations Survey). It has been named 2nd most accurate forecasting organization by the National Association of Business Economics (NABE). Cal Lutheran is ranked 6th in the West by U.S. News Best Colleges. Scholarships are available to academically qualified students.

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MS in Quantitative Economics Online Information Session
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Quick Facts

Program Units
36 (12 courses)
Average Duration
12-24 months
On-campus courses
Full-time or part-time course load
Course Availability
Year-round in four 11-week terms
  • Westlake Village
Program Costs


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The MSQE program at Cal Lutheran provides students the opportunity to explore not only the quantitative financial world but also the statistical-related knowledge. This allows you to enter either the financial industry or the data analytic industry. The experience you gain in the program using statistical tools will help you be quick and hands on in projects within your company.

Yuhui (Cindy) Qian
Assistant Actuary, AIG