FSB master of economics program ranked best among public universities without PhD programs

Students talk about an assignment in an economics class

The Farmer School of Business’ Master of Economics program has been ranked by the The Financial Engineer Times as the best among public universities without doctoral programs in the U.S.

“We are very pleased that The Financial Engineer recognizes the strength of our program,” economics chair Melissa Thomasson said. “Our ranking reflects the dedication of faculty and staff to providing a top quality program with small classes and a high level of student/faculty engagement in the Miami and Farmer School tradition.”

The rankings were created using the following components based on domestic and international students:

  • 30% mean GRE scores
  • 25% mean starting salary and bonus
  • 15% mean undergraduate GPA
  • 15% acceptance rate
  • 10% full time graduates employed at graduation
  • 5% full time graduates employed 3 months after graduation

The TFE Times said the score for each program is the weighted average of each of the components respective scores, where the weights sum to 100%. The final scores are normalized and are not rounded.