Online Master of Arts in Economics Student and Alumni Testimonials

Testimonials from American University’s Master of Arts in Economics Program Graduates

American’s Master of Arts in Economics program provides aspiring leaders like you with the relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies required to compete in today’s business environment. Our program is designed to prepare you for real-world challenges.

Our alumni become leaders in their fields and strong advocates for the American University Master of Arts in Economics program. See what they have to say about their experience at American:

“One of the biggest benefits to going through a program like American’s MA in Applied Economics is that it teaches you how to analyze the world around you, how to interpret numbers, and the way that they typically will act together and react to each other.”

Sarah Crane
Economist at Moody’s Analytics

"I sought a Master’s in Economics to shift from administrative tasks to a development research and project-based work program. Earning my MA at AU allowed me to do this immediately upon completion of the program. While I have been fortunate enough to work for different organizations that I believe in, my education at AU allowed me to shape my job description in a way that best suits my skillset."

Sydney Gourlay
Survey Specialist at The World Bank

"I was very surprised at the community within the program. I really got to know my professors and fellow students well; learning outside the classroom from their experiences, perspectives, and goals."

John Taylor
Expert Witness/Project Manager – Energy Regulatory and Financial Consulting

"I would say the program’s biggest strength is the diversity both among the students and the staff. When you go to class at AU, you get perspectives from every walk of life. International students in particular often add very valuable information in SIS and Economics classes."

Christine Higgins
Graduate Student, MA in Economics Program

"I decided to attend AU because it was a policy oriented program... I also felt that Washington DC was a great location, especially in the field of economics and I knew from AU’s reputation that I would have access to great work opportunities."

Gen Covindassamy
Economics PhD Student, American University

"I think the program's biggest strength is the high caliber of professors. I had some amazing professors who challenged me and encouraged me to work hard in my courses. The small class sizes and individual attention enabled me to succeed to my fullest potential."

Jennifer Baird
Manager, Policy Analysis and Legislative Research