Master of Arts in Economics

Program Director: Dr. Adam Rennhoff
Business and Aerospace Building, N328B
Graduate Analyst: Felisia Griner

The focus of the Master of Arts in Economics program is on decision analysis an applied research. Consequently, the program has more of any applied orientation than many others because it is at the intersection of reality and theory rather than at the intersection of theory and mathematics. M.A. students are offered preparation for careers in private business and public service. The M.A. program offers a general curriculum in economics as well as concentrations in employment relations and financial economics. The employment relations concentration offers the opportunity to obtain applied skills for careers in industrial relations. The concentration in financial economics seeks to provide the intellectual foundation and technical skills required of financial economists and analysts in private companies and public agencies.

Located within the AACSB International accredited Jennings A. Jones College of Business, the Department of Economics is supported by a dedicated faculty with strong academic credentials and relevant business and professional experience outside the academic arena.

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.
  • 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