Certificate in Applied Economics

Admission Requirements

  1. A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
  2. An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or greater for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A=4.0).
  3. Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Students with strong quantitative backgrounds, including current and former UND undergraduate STEM majors, or, students holding a graduate degree in a business or STEM related field from an AACSB accredited institution, may request a waiver of the GRE/GMAT requirement.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  5. Complete undergraduate intermediate microeconomics, one semester of calculus, and one semester of probability and statistics, or equivalent.
  6. Applicants may be eligible for admission in “Qualified” status with six credits of requisite undergraduate work provided that they meet all other stated admission criteria. In such cases, the student must satisfy all conditions in her/his admission letter in order to advance to “Approved” status. Failure to address the conditions of admission as stated in the admission letter will be viewed as unsatisfactory progress and could result in dismissal from the School of Graduate Studies.

Certificate Requirements

Students seeking the Certificate in Applied Economics through the Department of Economics & Finance at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Department of Economics & Finance. The Certificate program requires the completion of the 4 graduate-level courses (for a total of 12 credits) in the Master of Science in Applied Economics & Applied Analytics (MSAEPA) program; listed below. Students may take additional courses in the MSAEPA program (or, other approved programs) for additional credits, if they wish. Certificate students may also choose to transfer coursework to the MSAEPA program with the approval of the MSAEPA Program Director.

ECON 416Mathematics for Economists3
ECON 504Microeconomic Theory Applications (Microeconomics)3
ECON 505Macroeconomic Theory Applications3
ECON 506Econometrics3