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 7th 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. 14, 2022 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Quick Facts

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

$875 per credit

$31,500 base cost

Scholarships

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You develop three important skills in the MSQE: theory, mathematics, and programming. Theory is important, and you get plenty, but what sold me on the program was the hands-on aspect. A common complaint from employers these days is a lack of real-world experience. The classwork in the MSQE is project and results oriented. This experience, and the opportunity to work at the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) alongside your professors... this program offers much more than just theory. Without the experience of really applying the material while still in school, I wouldn’t have had the options available to me afterwards. This program sets you apart.

Molly Clancy '10
Quantitative Modeler, Google

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