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Questions About CCU's M.S. Economics Degree Program

Are you interested in earning an master's degree in Economics? Below are some frequently asked questions about the CCU's M.S. Economics degree. If you have additional questions, please contact an enrollment counselor today.

Is the Master of Science in Economics program accredited?

All of Colorado Christian University's programs are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Visit our Accreditations page for details.

How many credit hours is the M.S. Economics program and how long does it take to complete?

The program is 30 credit hours and can be completed in as little as 18 months. See the M.S. Economics Curriculum page for additional information.

Are there any prerequisites?

All applicants to the M.S. Economics program must complete prerequisites in Economics and Mathematics. These courses are required for students who intend to enroll in CCU's M.S. Economics program. See M.S. Economics Prerequisites for details.

How much does the program cost?

Is financial aid available?

See our Financial Aid site for detailed information about financial aid and payment options for graduate students. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are also encouraged to check with your employer about additional tuition benefits that may be available through your company.

How does the online format work?

For online courses, CCU students utilize Blackboard Learn, a leading solution in electronic education, to participate in classes that blend the latest in eLearning technology with the latest business theory and practice. Students attend classes electronically, do research using the Internet, exchange e-mail, and participate in online discussions. Even assignments and tests are submitted online. Weekly assignments are required, but the course design generally allows participants to complete coursework at the times and places that work best for them prior to scheduled deadlines.

How is the online format different from a traditional classroom-based format?

All of the required courses for the M.S. Economics program are available in an online format. In five- or seven-week blocks, participants use online tools (e.g., the Internet, Blackboard Learn, online threaded discussions, e-mail, document sharing, the grade book, online presentations, etc.) to share from their experiences, work together to solve assigned problems, compare solutions for business case studies, and learn from the facilitating instructor and each other. In short, the experience is a rigorous, high-quality master's in economics program, delivered in an accessible, convenient format available to students all over the world.

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