The mission of Portland State University's Economics department is to provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate education while generating top-notch applied and theoretical research that garners national recognition within a supportive academic community.

The MS/MA program in Economics provides students with core analytical skills in micro and macro economics, background in economic history, as well as specialized knowledge of applied economics in students' areas of interest through elective courses. 
The strong econometrics focus of the required curriculum trains students in the quantitative skills necessary for the analysis of economic data. The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Resource Economics is a strength of our Masters program. Our graduates work in private and non-governmental organizations as well as in government agencies. Some students pursue doctoral programs in economics and other disciplines.


Please contact Professor Arnab Mitra with questions regarding admission to the Graduate Program in Economics and advising for newly admitted and existing students in the Graduate Program in Economics.