Economics and Decision Sciences

Six reasons to get your MA in Economics at WIU

Program Can be Completed in One Calendar Year.

If a student enters the program with no deficiency courses to complete, and works closely with the graduate advisor, the 30 hour program can be completed in one calendar year.

Average Class Size at the 500 Level is 15.

Graduate classes are usually capped at 25 students. A class will exceed 25 students only on rare occasions.

Diverse Student Body

A major strength of the program is the diversity of the student body. The person in the next seat might be a Fulbright Scholar, the recipient of a Mandela scholarship, a German exchange student, or a Peace Corps Fellow, all studying and interacting in a friendly environment that is conducive to learning.

Up to date Curriculum Taught by a Dedicated and Caring Faculty

The curriculum is reviewed continually with faculty members being encouraged to develop new courses. Alumni testimonials make clear that the faculty are not only technically competent but also take an active interest in the development of their students.

Graduate Assistantships (GA's) Include Tuition Waviers

A student receiving a graduate assistantship for the academic year also receives a tuition waiver for all classes taken during the academic year and one summer session. Fees cannot be waived.

In Addition to GA's, Other Employment is Available on a Competitive Basis

Master of Arts in Economics students have found employment in other areas on a regular basis. This employment is almost always in the form of a graduate assistantship which also includes a tuition waiver.

The MA in Economics at WIU is also:

  • Small enough to provide individual attention.
  • Large enough to provied a wide selection of courses.
  • Flexible enough to meet many career objectives.
  • Competitively priced for all students.