Degree Roadmaps

Roadmap to your Master's


Typical Schedule of Course Offerings

  • Fall (4 courses): Foundations of Economic Theory (ECON 600) + Advanced Econometrics (ECON 610) + 2 Electives
  • Spring (4 courses): Advanced Microeconomics (ECON 601) + Advanced Macroeconomics (ECON 605) + Applied Data Analysis (ECON 688) / Project (ECON 693) + Research Practices (ECON 670)
  • All courses start after 6 pm on weekdays


  • The microeconomics courses must be taken in sequence (600 before 601).
  • Applied Data Analysis (ECON 688) / Project (ECON 693) must be taken after finishing Advanced Econometrics (ECON 610).

Time to Completion

  • To graduate in one year, taking 4 courses per semester, students need to enter the program in fall and just take all courses that are offered that year in the General Economics concentration.
  • Or progress more gradually instead (up to five years). We generally recommend completing the core first.
  • The QBM concentration takes at least three semesters.
  • Students in each concentration also need to take the University Writing Test at any time.
  • To maintain status, those on student visas must be classified as full-time students. Normally, this means taking a minimum of two courses per semester.

MS Economics Degree Roadmaps

Our Graduate Student Success and Service Center can provide advising for you to progress through your degree.

Call our Graduate Programs office at 510-885-2419 or request an appointment by email


General Economic Roadmaps


QBM Roadmaps