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Online MS in Applied Economics Degree

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Analyze Data and Become an Economics Expert

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16 Months

30 Credit Hours

$465 per Credit (in-state)

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Learn Evidence-Based Methods of Applied Economics

In the online Master of Science in Applied Economics program at Auburn University at Montgomery, you’ll accelerate your career through rigorous training in quantitative analysis, economic modeling, and econometrics.

This program is fully online and asynchronous, and you’ll learn from expert faculty dedicated to your success. Get started now to earn your degree and unlock your full career potential in Alabama and beyond.

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Applied Economics Courses Designed to Boost Your Career

10 Online Courses

9:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

The courses in our STEM-designated MS in Applied Economics program at AUM will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a well-rounded professional. With courses in managerial economics, time series econometrics, industrial organization, and more, you’ll explore real-world applications for problem-solving. Our faculty are experts in their field, and they’ll give you the attention you deserve across classes, meetings, and research opportunities.

Online Course Highlights

  • Econometric Modeling and Forecasting
  • Financial Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Time Series Econometrics
Curriculum Details

MS in Applied Economics Admissions

Application Deadline 08/11/24 Fall 2024 Semester

Start Date 08/19/24 Fall 2024 Semester

Applying to our online Master of Science in Applied Economics program is simple. You can submit your application anytime and transfer up to 12 credits to complete your degree sooner. Learn more in the table below.

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Application Fee$25
Degree and Minimum GPAEligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 2.5
TranscriptsCandidates must complete a minimum of six (6) undergraduate semester hours of economics coursework or its equivalent, which may be pursued in conjunction with the degree program and must be completed within the first semester.
Transfer CreditsTransfer up to 12 credits to your program—request information for details.

AUM offers rolling admissions, so it’s always a great time to apply. If you have questions, request information to connect with our admissions team.

Admissions Details

Earn a Cost-Effective Economics Degree

AUM is dedicated to providing an affordable MS in Applied Economics degree that can be completed fully online, and we’re proud to be ranked among the Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report.1You can review the costs associated with the program in the chart below and request information to connect with our admissions team.

Cost per Credit Hour$465 for Alabama residents ($511 for non-residents)
Total Number of Credit Hours30
Total Estimated Cost, Minus Fees$13,950 – $15,330
Additional Fees
  • Technology fee: $10/credit hour
  • Online fee: $40/credit hour
  • Administrative service fee: $35/semester
Other Costs to Budget ForYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies, and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your degree.

Military Benefits

Auburn University at Montgomery is proud to support the educational goals of military veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, and their families. We participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, and Military Friendly® ranked us among the Top 10 schools for 2023-2024. Moreover, our Veteran and Military Resource Center offers an array of resources for fostering a smooth admissions process and online student experience.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At AUM, we strive to make your online degree program as affordable as possible, with cost-effective tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA® form to determine your financial aid eligibility — the school code for Auburn University at Montgomery is 008310.

Tuition Details
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Accelerate Your Economics Career or Take it to New Places

With an online MS in Applied Economics degree from AUM, you’ll be prepared to pursue or advance careers in economics, management analytics, budget analytics, financial analytics, research analytics, and more. You’ll also have access to the AUM Career Development Center, which exists to educate, empower, and create opportunities for success. Our online resources will give you the support you need to reach your career goals quickly.

Average Salaries for Economist Roles in Alabama

Economist $120,530 per year2

Research Analyst $109,160 per year2

Program Outcomes

By continuing your education with an online MS in Applied Economics degree at AUM, you’ll gain the skills to understand and apply economic research at an advanced level. The courses in this program cover a variety of topics that will help you grow as a professional, gain a valuable advantage in your work, and expand your career opportunities.

What You’ll Learn

Meet Our Faculty

At AUM, you’ll feel supported by expert faculty members who bring valuable teaching and professional backgrounds to each online class. Our online instructors have completed extensive training in designing and teaching online courses, further elevating your experience as an online student.

Evan Moore

Dr. Evan Moore

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Evan Moore, Professor of Economics

Dr. Evan Moore’s research has been published in prestigious journals, including the American Economic Review, International Journal of Financial Studies, International Review of Economics Education, and Southwestern Economic Review. He has served as head of the Department of Economics and the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs for the College of Business, overseeing AACSB reaccreditation efforts for the college’s graduate programs.

Moore also coordinated the Economics Forum through AUM, bringing prominent economists and business and political leaders to Montgomery. He has served as a reviewer for several economics journals, such as Econometrics, American Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, and Atlantic Economic Journal.

Moore’s research interests include industrial organization, sports gambling, experimental economics, and economics pedagogy. He earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses with interests in microeconomics, industrial organization, mathematical economics, and managerial economics.

A Quality Experience for Online Learners

Earn your degree online from Auburn University at Montgomery to experience a quality education with the flexibility to succeed in class and your career. You can complete your coursework using your laptop or mobile device with opportunities to study when and where it’s convenient.

  • Academic support: Access online advising and tutoring
  • Career services: Prepare to succeed after graduation
  • Help desk: Get technical assistance for your program
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  1. U.S. News & World Report. “Auburn University at Montgomery Rankings.” Retrieved December 28, 2023, from
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. “May 2022 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Alabama.” Retrieved December 28, 2023, from