The standard non-thesis MS in Economics curriculum (online, part-time) is designed to be completed in two years. However, there is the option of completing the MS in Economics program entirely online over three years rather than two years for either the Applied Economics/Business concentration or a modified Advance Theory concentration. The three-year program is designed for students who have substantial outside time commitments that make it a challenge to complete the more intensive two-year standard program.
Below are sample curriculums for the three-year option for the Applied Economics/Business and the modified Advanced Theory concentrations. The three-year option allows students to take only one course at a time for the first two-years of the program. In contrast, the standard program requires the student in each semester to take more than one class at a time. The three-year option only requires two classes to be taken at the same time in the final year of the program, and then only for half of each of the last two semesters.
Schedule of Classes Classes for the three-year option are held over 33 months (six semesters, two summers) rather than the standard 21 months (four semesters and one summer). Below are sample schedules for the three-year option for either the Applied Economics/Business Concentration or the modified Advanced Theory Concentration. Note that after the first year, semesters are divided into two modules, and two-credit courses are offered during each module. The three core theory courses offered at the start of the program are three-credit, semester-long courses.