Set yourself apart with a Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE) from UConn.

Gain the analysis and programming skills you need to advance your career in data science. Starting Fall 2023, courses will be offered at both the Storrs and Stamford campuses

The UConn MSQE is the only program of its kind in Connecticut, and one of only a handful in the United States.

Our students receive a strong foundation in economic theory, along with the practical skills needed for careers that require economic and data analysis. As an MSQE student, you’ll learn in small classes taught by nationally recognized faculty. You can also participate in a summer internship where you’ll gain real-world experience with a top company.

MSQE at a Glance


Benefits and Options

  • Three semester average completion time (full-time students)
  • Small class sizes
  • Close engagement with talented faculty
  • GRE/GMAT optional for admission
  • Core courses and electives in Machine Learning, Python, Financial Econometrics, Causal Program Evaluation, and Operations Research
  • Optional summer internship program
  • Students simultaneously earn a Certified Business Economist® (CBE) professional certification
  • Courses offered at both the Storrs and Stamford Campuses

Application Deadlines

Recommended Application Deadline

June 1, 2023


Final Application Deadline

July 26, 2023


The fall 2023 application is now open. Learn more and apply.

Outcomes and Careers

MSQE teaches marketable skills in economic decision making, statistics, data analysis, data visualization, and machine learning. Students learn relevant software and programming languages, like Python, R, and Stata. Alumni pursue successful careers as financial and data analysts, ML engineers, data scientists, and programmer analysts with top employers in Connecticut and beyond.


"The MSQE program gave me exposure to tools and skills used in the developing data science job market that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to learn otherwise."

- Yuansun (Sonny) Jiang, Class of 2020

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Upcoming events…

Alumni Networking Panel (virtual event)

Our next Alumni Networking panel is one hour on Tuesday 1/31/23 at 12:30 pm (virtual).

We have two panelists:
Allison Estey (MSQE 2019) IT Project Manager at Cigna
John Rolfe (MSQE 2019) Technical Program Manager at Spreetail

The link to participate virtually is:
https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php?MTID=m9a33aae8cf9d0550b54090ebf90c266d