​​​Graduate School in Other Disciplines

Graduating with a degree in economics does not limit students to only economics related graduate schools or careers.

Below is a list of other graduate programs students with economics degrees have pursued.


​Graduate Degre​es Economics Majors Pursue​

MBA – Master of Business Administration

MBA programs are designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc. Students who study economics learn about business and acquire skills that help them excel in an MBA program.

​MPA – Master of Public Administration

The MPA program prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state/provincial, and federal/national government, and increasingly in nongovernmental organization (NGO) and nonprofit sectors; it places a focus on the systematic investigation of executive organization and management.

​MPP – Master of Public Policy

The MPP program places a focus on the systematic analysis of issues related to public policy and the decision processes associated with them. This includes training in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation; microeconomic analysis of policy options and issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and various applications to specific public policy topics. MPP recipients serve or have served in the public sector, at the international, national, and local levels.

​JD – Juris Doctorate (Law)

A graduate program in law prepares students with skills to practice law and for admission to the bar. Economics emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills and trains an individual to think through problems in a systematic manner. Since the study of economics provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop their analytical and reasoning skills, majors in this discipline tend to be particularly successful in law schools.​​

​MD, MSD, etc. – Doctor of Medic​ine, Master of Science in Dentistry, etc.

Medical programs are designed to prepare students to practice in various areas of medicine such as general medicine, dentistry, surgery, chiropractic, etc. While the pre-requisites necessary for medical school must be completed and the appropriate exams must be taken for admission, a background in economics prepares applicants with skills such as problem-solving ability, analytical thinking and reasoning that will be helpful throughout their career in the medical profession.​