College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Master of Science in Economics

The Master of Science in Economics program at Northeastern University in Seattle provides a solid foundation in economic theory, quantitative methods, and policy. It prepares students for multi-industry career opportunities or as a stepping stone to a PhD program.  


Students entering for the 2025 academic year are eligible for a scholarship of up to 50%. This scholarship is not transferable to alternative programs of study, terms or campuses outside of Seattle, WA.

Program Description

With eight required classes, (four core classes and four electives), the Master of Economics program allows you to tailor your degree to your professional goals and economic interests. Core courses provide a solid foundation in economic theory and quantitative methods, while electives provide students with the opportunity to apply economic analysis to particular policy areas. A variety of tracks and specializations are available and make it simple to tailor the degree. Part business and part social science, our Master of Science in Economics prepares graduates for a range of careers in research and development, government, finance, healthcare, and more. Students can earn a concentration in Data Science to fine-tune their computational modeling and programming skills.

The MS Econ program is STEM certified and meets F-1 international student status requirements. This program covers a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Paid work as a practicing economist for three–six months may be included in the degree program as part of an optional co-op experience for qualified students. 


Learn from Industry Experts

Northeastern professors and lecturers who teach in the Economics program represent some of the top experts in their field. Plus, a lot of our faculty hold influential positions and working relationships in some of the leading tech companies in and around the Northeastern campus regions and throughout the world.

Featured Faculty: Seattle Campus

Florin Bidian

Florin Bidian

Professor of the Practice in Economics and Coordinator of the Economics-Data Science Program

Prof Florin has an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota, an MA and BS in Applied Mathematics, and a BA in Economics from Babes-Bolyai University. As an academic, he taught at J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Georgia State University), Macalester College and the University of Minnesota (plus a couple of European universities), and he was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. As an industry practitioner, he worked in Tech (Amazon) for five years and in Finance (hedge fund industry) for three years.


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What our Students Say

I wanted to enter into a program that focuses on applying my knowledge in real world settings. While researching master’s programs, I found that a regular master’s was often seen to be the consolation prize for a doctorate in economics. However an applied degree takes the skills that I learn and allows me to see how they would be used in the real world.

-Zachary Nielsen, MS in Economics

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