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What is the Lehigh MS ECO Core?

With an emphasis on applied economics, the MS program in Economics prepares students for both industry and academia. Supported by a faculty known for strong research—as well as award-winning teaching—students benefit from an intimate and highly selective program.
The following courses are required for students pursuing the MS ECO degree as part of their 30 hour program:
• Managerial Economics
• Mathematical Economics
• Econometrics
• Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis
• Economic Analysis of Market Competition
Optional Thesis
Students in the MS ECO program may elect to write an M.S. thesis. The thesis is worth up to six hours of credit toward the M.S. degree and is particularly encouraged for those who may be considering the Ph.D. program. The Master’s thesis is normally written in the student’s area of emphasis.
A student desiring to write a thesis should first select a College of Business & Economics faculty member as a thesis advisor. Once the thesis advisor has approved the general subject area in which the student proposes to write the thesis, the student will register for ECO 490 (Thesis). ECO 490 will normally be taken for two semesters, three credits per semester.
Academic Standards
To receive a Master’s degree from the College of Business & Economics, a student must achieve a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in graduate courses taken at Lehigh. A student may not receive more than four grades of C or lower.

A student whose GPA is below 3.0 after 12 hours of study is placed on probation and must earn at least a 3.0 GPA in subsequent semesters until the required minimum cumulative GPA is reached or be dropped from the program. Master’s degree candidates have six years to complete all required courses.
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