Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics (GCAE) will allow students to meet the SACSCOC faculty credientials requirement of 18 graduate hours in the economics, without completeing the 30 hours required for the Online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE). The GCAE program objective is to provide graduates with analytical capabilities in theoretical and applied economics. After completing the nine credit core (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics), students have a choice of electives from several courses including econometrics, health economics, industrial organization, economic development, and financial economics, among others.
The GCAE provides professionals with the opportunity to continue their education while maintaining full-time employment, wherever they may be located in the U.S.A., Canada, and U.S. Military installations. Our program is fully accredited by the AAACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Our classes are small and typically have from 8-15 students per class. The online program provides you the following benefits:
- Schedule and location flexibility (virtually anywhere, anytime)
- One to two year curriculum
- Program accredited by AACSB, ensuring the quality you expect
- Engage in simulations, discussions and multimedia presentations
- No on-campus visit is required
- Courses designed and taught by Georgia Southern University faculty
"Admission into the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics program is competitive. To be considered for regular admission students must satisfy the following requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
2. Undergraduate GPA: minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale
3. Competitive GRE scores
4. Completed courses in calculus, statistics, and intermediate level macroeconomics and microeconomics with a minimum grade of “C” in each course and a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in these courses
The GRE requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director for applicants holding a graduate degree in a quantitative field."
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (www.naces.org)
Applicants may be admitted on a provisional basis based upon the evaluation of their application materials. Provisional admission is for applicants who do not satisfy regular admission requirements or applicants who require prerequisite coursework prior to entering the program.
The deadline for completed applications for fall semester admission is May 1st with decisions being made on or before June 1st. Applications for the spring semester are due by October 1st with decisions being made on or before October 15th. Applications completed after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the Program Director.