2018 Most Affordable Schools for a Master's in Economics

100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Economics-Most Affordable Online Colleges-2018-Badge

Students looking for an online master's degree in economics will find 12 affordable options on this list. With a cheap annual tuition of only $5,400 for a Master of Arts in Economics, University of Missouri tops the list. Southern New Hampshire University Online, ranked seventh, offers an MS in Applied Economics in addition to MBAs with economic specializations. Annual tuition for the MS in Applied Economics is $11,286.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online master's programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

Find an Online Degree:
All tuition numbers were manually collected and verified
Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 University of Missouri Annual Tuition $5,400
#2 #2 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Annual Tuition $5,776
#3 #3 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,150
#4 #4 West Texas A & M University Annual Tuition $7,255
#5 #5 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $7,326
#6 #6 Youngstown State University Annual Tuition $10,931
#7 #7 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $11,286
#8 #8 University of Detroit Mercy Annual Tuition $12,390
#9 #9 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Annual Tuition $12,795
#10 #10 Purdue University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $16,350
#11 #11 Northeastern University Global Network Annual Tuition $19,920
#12 #12 Ohio University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $20,350
Find an Online Degree:
  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,633
  • 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 (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $5,776
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,131
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Statistical Methods; Contemporary Economic Methods and Analysis; Managerial Economics; Research in Economic Problems; Statistics for Decision Making; World Economic Development

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $6,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,496
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Financial Economics; Behavioral Economics; Financial Economics and Risk; Health Economics; History of Economic Thought; Industrial Organization
  • Annual Tuition: $7,255
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,211
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Communications; Advanced Business Forecasting; Conflict Resolution and Negotiation; Current Issues in Industrial Organization; Econometrics; Economics of Health and Medical Care
  • Annual Tuition: $7,326
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,374
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Price Theory; Applied Public Economics; Demographic Methods for Economics; Economic Forecasting; International Money and Finance; Mathematics for Economists
  • Annual Tuition: $10,931
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,312
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Financial Management; Econometrics; Finance for Decision Making; Microeconomic Theory; Securities Analysis; The Economics of Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17,454
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Financial Modeling; Fiscal & Monetary Policies & Practices; Game Theory and Industrial Organization; International Corporate Finance; Managerial Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $12,390
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,248
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $12,795
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,000
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced International Trade Theory and Policy; Applied Statistics; Community Structure, Processes and Capacity; Decision Making and Strategy in Economics; Economics of Public Expenditures; Environmental Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $16,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,912
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting and Economics; Economics of Information; Industrial Economics; Law and Economics; Mathematical Analysis for Economists; Personnel Economics

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $19,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,988
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Mathematics and Statistics for Economics; Commerce, Institutions, and Innovation; Cultural Economic Development; Economics of Human Capital; Law and Economics; Sustainable Economic Development
  • Annual Tuition: $20,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,644
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Derivatives; Financial Statement Analysis; Fixed Income Analysis; Macroeconomics and Business Fluctuations; Quantitative Analysis for Financial Markets; Quantitative Analysis in Equity Markets

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Learn More
100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Recommendation rate refers to the percent of students who said they would recommend this school based on reviews submitted to our partner site, GradReports.com.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.