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

Professor Jing Li gives a student a handout during a masters-level class

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

"We're thrilled to see our program receive this recognition, especially in an increasingly competitive environment. It reflects our commitment to a very high level of student engagement with faculty, resulting in a program that provides graduates with high quality training and great outcomes, "economics chair Melissa Thomasson said. 

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 program provides an unusual opportunity for students to tech up and otherwise expand their economic education in a setting where faculty are not distracted by doctoral student responsibilities,” associate professor Charles Moul noted. “We are very proud of our recent placements in business, government, and PhD programs."

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.