»2-Year Master of Science in Economic Systems Design

The 2-year Master of Science in Economic Systems Design program is a unique opportunity open to anyone with a completed Bachelor’s degree and strong mathematical or computational background. 

Economic Systems Design is the scientific study of the design, development, testing, and implementation of economic institutions and an understanding of how they operate. An MS in Economic Systems Design (MSESD) prepares students to undertake the scientific process of understanding and developing systems of exchange and their incentives. Please learn more below.

+-Program Information

Graduation Requirements MSESD

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2013-2014  - Required Courses (31 credits):

MGSC 530 Computational Economics**   4
ECON 564 Game Theory  3
ECON 582 Economic Systems Design II**  4
ECON 683 Economic Systems Design III  4
ECON 685 Economic Systems Design Lab I  4
ECON 686 Economic Systems Design Lab II  4
ECON 691 Economic Systems Design Thesis I  4
ECON 692 Economic Systems Design Thesis II  4
Total credits excluding prerequisites 31

For more information on the MSESD degree requirements, please contact Cyndi Dumas at dumas@chapman.edu or 714/516-4513.

+-Admission Process

Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of the following requirements:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree and the appropriate prerequisites at a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher AND prerequisite coursework or equivalent preparation with cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher. 
  • Submit application by February 3rd  for priority consideration and March 31st for regular consideration. Subsequently, applications will be accepted until class is full.
  • Remit the non-refundable application fee of $60, payable to Chapman University.
  • Submit official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution only to: Office of Graduate Admission, Chapman University, Argyros Forum, Room 304, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic abilities.
  • Achieve an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Complete a personal interview.
  • Foreign applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States may be required to achieve an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 59 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic).

Prerequisites 2013-2014 Academic Year

Prerequisites (17 credits):

MATH 210 Multivariable Calculus* 3
CPSC 236  CPSC 236 Visual Programming* 3
MATH 361 OR Mathematical Statistics* 3
MGSC 406 Advanced Experimental Design and Statistics*
ECON 471 Experimental Economics I* 3
ECON 481 Economic Systems Design I* 3
ECON 489 Seminar in Economic Science 2

Deadlines

Priority Consideration - February 3rd

Regular Consideration - March 31st

Subsequently, applications will be accepted until class is full.

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