Master of Arts in Economics [Financial Economics]

Program Director: Dr. Adam Rennhoff
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Graduate Analyst: Felisia Griner


The mission of the graduate program in economics is to provide students with advanced studies in economic theory and research methodology. To accomplish its mission, the Department of Economics and Finance  offers two degree programs: the Master of Arts (M.A.) with a major in Economics and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a major in Economics.

The department's approach to these degree programs is global, interactive, and innovative. In the M.A. program, students are offered three curricular paths: general economics, Industrial Relations, and Financial Economics. M.A. students in economics are offered preparation for careers in private business and public service. The focus of the M.A. program is on decision analysis and applied research. The focus of the concentration in Financial Economics is to provide the intellectual foundation and technical skills required of financial economist and analysts in private companies and public agencies.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Economics program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)
  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)



Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466