2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Economics

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This list highlights 12 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in economics programs. In first place, Georgia Southern University is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $5,370. West Texas A & M University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $5,667 for its Master of Science in Finance and Economics. Courses for this program include Advanced Business Forecasting, Econometrics, and Problems in Government Finance and Fiscal Policy.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $5,370
# 2 #2 $5,667
# 3 #3 $5,790
# 4 #4 $6,705
# 5 #5 $11,286
# 6 #6 $11,321
# 7 #7 $12,765
# 8 #8 $16,125
# 9 #9 $16,698
# 10 #10 $17,625
# 11 #11 $20,250
# 12 #12 $26,385
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,370
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,278
  • Example Classes: Advanced Financial Economics; Behavioral Economics; Financial Economics and Risk; Health Economics; History of Economic Thought; Industrial Organization; Regional Economic Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Applied Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $5,667
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,653
  • Example Classes: Advanced Business Forecasting; Current Issues in Industrial Organization; Econometrics; Economics of Health and Medical Care; Financial Management of Health Care; Problems in Government Finance and Fiscal Policy

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Finance and Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $5,790
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,359
  • Example Classes: Economic Development; Economics of International Trade; Introduction to Game Theory; Mathematics for Economics; The Banking System and the Money Market; The International Monetary System

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $6,705
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,328
  • Example Classes: Advanced Price Theory; Applied Public Economics; Demographic Methods for Economics; Economic Forecasting; International Money and Finance; Mathematics for Economists

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Applied Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,375
  • Example Classes: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Financial Modeling; Fiscal & Monetary Policies & Practices; Game Theory and Industrial Organization; International Corporate Finance; Managerial Economics

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Applied Economics
  • MBA in Community Economic Development
  • MBA in Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $11,321
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,165
  • Example Classes: Corporate Financial Management; Econometrics; Finance for Decision Making; Microeconomic Theory; Securities Analysis; The Economics of Financial Markets and Institutions

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Financial Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $12,765
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,231
  • Example Classes: Analysis of Economic Conditions; Economic Analysis of Enterprises; Economics of the Public Sector; Financial Economics; Quantitative Foundations of Economic Analysis; Theory of International Trade

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Arts in Financial Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $16,125
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,739
  • Example Classes: Accounting and Economics; Economics of Information; Industrial Economics; Law and Economics; Mathematical Analysis for Economists; Personnel Economics

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Economics
  • MS in Economics - Business and Data Analytics
  • MS in Economics - Financial Economics
  • MS in Economics - Public Economics and Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $16,698
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,718
  • Example Classes: Cultural Economic Development; Derivatives and Alternative Investments; Economics of Human Capital; Mathematical Methods for Economics 2; Open Economy Macroeconomic Analysis; Sustainable Economic Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Commerce and Economic Development
  • Master of Science in Commerce and Economic Development - Data Analytics
  • Master of Science in Commerce and Economic Development - Economic Analysis
  • Master of Science in Commerce and Economic Development - Economic Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Science in Commerce and Economic Development - Financial Economics
  • Master of Science in Global Studies and International Relations - International Economics and Consulting (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,625
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,236
  • Example Classes: Advanced Economic Modeling; Advanced Statistical Concepts in Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research; Economic and Outcomes Analyses; Epidemiology for Outcomes Research

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research
  • Master of Science in Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research - Domestic
  • Master of Science in Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research - International
  • Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,164
  • Example Classes: Curriculum Strategies for Economic Educators; Macroeconomics for Economic Educators; Microeconomics for Economic Educators; Monetary and International Trade Theories for Economic Educators

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in International Business - Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $26,385
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,024
  • Example Classes: Economic Thought; Economics of Transition; Financial Economics; Gender Perspectives on Economic Analysis: Microeconomics; International Economics: Finance; Labor Economics

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Economics
  • MA in Economics - Applied Economics