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Economic Analysis (off-campus) (Z074)   

Program Title and Classification

Economic Analysis (off-campus)

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Behavioral and Social Sciences


     The off-campus Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis (Z074) is conferred to students who graduate after successfully completing the 5 core courses of the off-campus Master of Professional Studies in Applied Economics program (MPEC).  Classes meet weeknights in Washington, DC.  

     The Z074 Graduate Certificate requirements are identical to those of the Z098 Graduate Certificate, but the Z098 certificate is conferred to students who graduate after successfully completing the 5 core courses of the on-campus MPEM program.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • CV/Resume
  • Introductory Macroeconomics course (grade of B or higher)
  • Introductory Microeconomics course (grade of B or higher)
  • Calculus (grade of B- or higher)

*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
15 Jun15 Dec
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
15 Jun15 Dec

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

15 credits

ECON 641: Microeconomic Analysis (3 credits)

ECON 642: Topics in Applied Macroeconomics (3 credits)

ECON 643: Empirical Analysis I: Foundations of Empirical Research (3 credits)

ECON 644: Empirical Analysis II: Introduction to Economic Models (3 credits)

ECON 645: Empirical Analysis III: Econometric Modeling and Forecasting (3 credits)


The Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis (Z074) is awarded to students who have successfully completed the five core courses of the MPEC program.


Facilities and Special Resources

Classes meet at 1400 16th Street, NW, suite 140 in Washington, DC.

Financial Assistance

The economics department does not offer fellowships or graduate assistantships to any of the students in the Z074 Graduate Certificate program. To be eligible to receive any type of Federal Student Financial Aid, the student must: 

1. be a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or other eligible non-citizen
2. register with the Selective Service Administration (unless exempt). Students are exempt if they are female, under 18, born before 1960, on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, citizens of the Federated State of Micronesia or The Marshall Islands, or permanent residents of the Trust territory of the Pacific Islands (Palau).
3. enroll at a college or university that participates in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs. These programs include the Federal Pell Grants (Pell Grants), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal Work-Study (FWS).
4. be working toward a degree or certificate.
5. be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
6. not owe a refund on any federal grant, must not have borrowed federal student loans in excess of annual or aggregate loan limits, and must not be in default on any federal student loan unless satisfactory payment arrangements have been made.
Some of our students also have their tuition paid, at least in part, by an employer or other 3rd party.  The University's Financial Services Center provides Third Party Billing when the third party requires a bill from the university.  More information about financial aid is available from the University of Maryland's Office of Student Financial Aid.  

Contact Statement

The program coordinator is Eileen Kramer.   (202) 525-4308.

The program's executive director is Dr. John Straub.   (301) 405-3531.



Dr. John Straub, Executive Director of Master's in Applied Economics Program

1400 16th Street, NW

Suite 140

Washington DC, 20036

Telephone: 2025254308


Associated Information




Applied Economics, Z074


Applied Economics (off-campus) (MPEC)

Applied Economics (on-campus) (MPEM)

Economic Analysis (on-campus) (Z098)