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The MSQE Program

General Information:   The Department of Economics offers a Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE).  The MSQE program is a professional degree that provides students with up-to-date and marketable skills.  Its graduates are trained in modern economic theory and the quantitative methods/tools of applied economics, enabling graduates to do sophisticated economic and data analysis, including "big data".   The program qualifies as a STEM program.

Requirements:   An MSQE degree requires satisfactory completion of at least 30 credits maintaining at least a “B” (3.0) average. Of these 30 credits, 24 must come from required MSQE core courses, and 6 or more are from electives approved by the student’s major advisor.  The required core courses for the MSQE degree are:  ECON 5201 (Microeconomics), ECON 5202 (Macroeconomics), ECON 5301 (Mathematical Economics), ECON 5311 (Applied Econometrics I), ECON 5312 (Applied Econometrics II), as well as one graduate course in Economics in each of the following:  Programming and Computation with R, Machine Learning for Economists, and Panel Data Econometrics.

The UConn Advantage:

  • The University of Connecticut (UConn) is Connecticut’s flagship university. It has consistently ranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s top 25 public universities.
  • MSQE is the only program of its kind in Connecticut, offering its residents an affordable tuition, and a competitive non-residents’ tuition.
  • It is part of a solidly established graduate program offered by the Department of Economics, which includes a Ph.D. program.
  • Class sizes are small and taught by a nationally recognized research faculty.
  • The program qualifies as a STEM program, offering international graduates an extension of two years to a total of three years in their Optional Practical Training (OPT) authorization.

Job Placements of Recent MSQE Graduates:

• Lockheed Martin: Financial Analyst • Aegon-Industrial Funds: Analyst
• McLagan: Analyst • Niagara Bottling: Supply Chain Analyst
• Pratt & Whitney: Data Scientist • The Hartford: Data Scientist
• University of Connecticut: Researcher • KPMG Beijing: Analyst
• IDG Capital Liquid Network: Analyst • Moody Investors Service: Analyst

Summer Internships:

• IHS Market: Energy Company and Transaction Research Intern •Charter Communications: Data Analyst
• Voya Financial: IT Big Data Analytics Internship • World Bank: Short-Term Consultant
• CT Students for a Dream: Policy Coordinator • Collins Aerospace: Data Science/Analytics Intern
• Inter American Development Bank: Summer Consultant Internship • China-Eurasian Economic Cooperation Fund.: Assistant
• Symmetry Partners: Portfolio Analyst

Extension of Deadline for Fall 2020

MSQE Students graduating December 2020