MA Fellowship Program Requirements

Mercatus Center MA Fellows are required to:

  • maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA
  • enroll in 9 credits each semester
  • take the core MA economics sequence of “Microeconomic Theory I” (ECON 611), “Microeconomic Theory II” (ECON 612), “Macroeconomic Theory” (ECON 615), “Mathematical Economics I” (ECON 630), and “Survey of Applied Econometrics” (ECON 535)
  • take “Alternative Economic and Governance Systems” (ECON 695), “Governance in States, Communities, and Markets” (ECON 695), “Economic Policy Analysis I” (ECON 695), and “Economic Policy Analysis II” (ECON 695)
  • select elective courses from a list of recommended courses from within the Department of Economics
  • spend approximately 20 hours each week working with Mercatus Center staff and faculty mentors throughout the year
  • actively participate in the monthly Theory to Practice Readings Group
  • actively participate in the Workshop in Career Development and Job Placement
  • complete a significant solo-authored research project (Mercatus Graduate Policy Essay) during the second year of the program
  • submit a current bio and resume to Academic & Student Programs each quarter and upon request

Mercatus Center MA Fellows are expected to:

  • build relationships with Mercatus Center scholars and members of our faculty network
  • attend occasional Academic & Student Programs events and workshops after graduation
  • actively follow developments in economics and public policy, including attending occasional lectures and events at Mercatus, Mason, or other organizations, and pursue research projects related to challenges in public policy

Mercatus Center MA Fellows are encouraged to:

  • build relationships with Mercatus Center scholars and members of our faculty network
  • actively follow developments in public policy and business management and pursue research projects related to challenges in public policy and business

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