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Statistical and Economic Modeling

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MSEM Program Coordinator
Department of Economics
Duke University / Box 90097
Durham, NC 27708

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General Information

Degree offered:
Faculty working with students:
Students receiving Financial Aid:
Part time study available:
Test required:
GRE General. GMAT not acceptable.
Application Deadlines

Program Description

MSEM, Master of Statistical and Economic Modeling admissions will be suspended for the entering class of 2017-2018. Applicants might consider the MSS, Master of Statistical Science, and the multiple masters programs offered through the Economics department as possible alternatives.

Areas of specialization include:  financial economics, econometrics.  The Master's in Statistical and Economic Modeling program is jointly managed and overseen by the Departments of Statistical Science and Economics to train and develop statistical skills linked to economics, finance, and related areas to prepare graduates for Ph.D. studies or related professions. The focus is on theory and methods of statistical science and economics, computational statistics, and interdisciplinary economic applications.  Students will study both statistics and economics coursework in depth, and will write a thesis paper based on an individual and mature research project. The degree will emphasize computational statistics and econometrics in a variety of programming languages including SAS, STATA, R, S-Plus, and others. 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 Department of Computer Science, 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 Statistical and Economic Modeling.

Because students study sophisticated statistical and analytical tools beyond the level covered in undergraduate and business school environments, our students have a distinct advantage when proceeding to Ph.D. programs and other careers featuring quantitative analysis and forecasting.

Writing Sample Requirement

Writing sample recommended (not required), upload to Additional Information section of the online application.


Spring Application