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Economics and Computation

For more information contact

Department of Economics
Duke University
Box 90097
Durham, NC  27708-0097


General Information

Degree offered:
Faculty working with students:
Students receiving Financial Aid:
50% (getting partial aid)
Part time study available:
Test required:
GRE General. GMAT not acceptable
Application Deadlines

Program Description

The Master's Program in Economics and Computation is a joint program between the departments of Economics and Computer Science to train and develop programming skills linked to economics and related areas to prepare graduates for Ph.D. studies or related professions. Students will study both economics and computer science coursework in depth, and must pass a final exam administered by their committees covering a portfolio of learning and research activities carried out during their master’s studies. Numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary research are possible through the connections with scholars at the Fuqua School of Business, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, and other departments, institutes, and local universities. Graduates will be awarded an M.S. degree in Economics and Computation.

Because MSEC graduates study sophisticated computational and analytical tools beyond the level covered in undergraduate and professional schools, they have a distinct advantage when proceeding to Ph.D. programs and other careers featuring quantitative analysis and forecasting.

Writing Sample Requirement

Writing Sample welcome, but not required, upload to Additional Information section of the online application. 


Spring Application