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Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Applied Economics ranked No. 11 for top online degree

The Georgia Southern University Online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) was recently ranked No. 11 out of 25 programs across the country by the organization Best College Reviews on its list of Top Online Master’s Degrees.

The AACSB-accredited Georgia Southern online MSAE program, housed in the Parker College of Business, allows for geographic and schedule flexibility, as well as strong academics and stackable credentials. The program, which can be completed in a minimum of five semesters, is fully online with small classes that are fully asynchronous.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, economists made an average salary of just over $100,000 per year in 2017. Jobs for qualified professionals in the field are steadily increasing.

“We are very proud to be able to offer a high-quality program at an affordable price,” said Amanda King, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and MSAE coordinator. “Students who complete our program have a marketable analytical skill set that allows them to make business decisions in a diverse and changing data-driven world.”

A pool of 38 programs was evaluated by Best College Reviews’ editors, then narrowed down to 25. Institutions were awarded points based on affordability, national recognition, scheduling options, course delivery and specialization options, among other criteria, and the points were added to create the list.

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