The Master of Science in Resource Economics at UMass Amherst prepares students for careers in marketing, resource-based industries like electric utilities and petroleum, government environmental policy positions, and economic consulting.

You’ll take advanced courses in microeconomics, econometrics, and quantitative methods, as well as undertake field work. You can also tailor your degree with electives from outside the field, such as mathematics, statistics, political science, environmental conservation, and other areas.

You’ll conduct cutting-edge research with faculty members to affect authentic change in the world.

Our graduate program attracts and accepts students from all over the globe to enhance the experience of our teaching and research. In fact, our department is classified as STEM, which can allow international students to obtain a work permit (OPT) for up to three years after graduation.

Recent graduates from our MS program are in doctoral programs around the world, as well as employed by organizations such as Boston Health Economics, Forrester Security & Risk Team, Tetra Tech, Ernst and Young, ISO New England, and others.