KAHUNA Posted September 8, 2011 Share Posted September 8, 2011 Well hello everybody, This is my first post, and I hope you guys can help me out. I am currently completing a masters degree in history, and if everything goes well I will be done this May. Now, I don't want to apply to a PhD program. I would much rather gain a new set of skills in order to increase my future opportunities. I have been thinking about economics for a couple of years now, and I think that a second masters will complement the one I am working on now quite nicely. As I can't possibly see myself pursuing a doctorate; I am interested in a terminal degree. I ran across a new program at the University of Houston. This is a M.A in applied economics. I would obviously need to spend some of the summer and fall semesters taking pre-requisite courses in order to apply, but I would also be able to work at the junior college level by then. So, a short break from the daily grind that is graduate school will be very welcomed. My questions for you guys in the field are: what have you heard of the applied economics degrees? How marketable are they? Has anybody had any experience with this "new" U of H program or even heard anything? Does anybody here have one or is maybe pursuing one? I would prefer to attend the University of Houston program out of convenience and the fact that Houston itself is a very diverse city when it come to industry and future employment. But I would also like to hear what you all are thinking. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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