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Graduate Certificate in Econometrics

student cutting the ribbon for new programWhy You Should Get the Graduate Econometrics Certificate

  • Hands-on research experience using large and diverse data sets, and training in statistical programming, and state-of-the-art econometric modeling.
  • Enhanced prospects of career development both in the public and private sectors.
  • Excellent preparation for graduate study in economics or data sciences using computational modeling of economic decision-making.

Certificate Requirements

  • Open to graduate students at Boise State and to non-traditional students from business, industry, and government.
  • Thirteen semester hours of coursework completed over one academic year at Boise State.
  • Proficiency in undergraduate multivariate calculus and linear algebra as well as familiarity with statistical software (e.g., R, STATA, SAS).

Required Courses

Core (10 credits)

  • ECON 501– Math for Economists (2 credits, summer)
  • ECON 521 – Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Advanced Econometrics (4 credits, fall)
  • ECON 522 – Advanced Econometrics (4 credits, spring)

christian spragueTake one from the following course options (3 credits):

ECON 511 – Microeconomic Theory 1

ECON 512 – Microeconomic Theory 2

One Graduate Economics elective

Total: 13 Hours

Pathway to a Graduate Degree

Certificate students may apply to either the  Master of Economics (M.Ec.) or Master of Science in Economics (M.S.) programs in economics at any time.
The Graduate certificate can be completed concurrently with their degree program.

Admission Requirements

For detailed information, refer to the Department of Economics Graduate Program webpage.