List of best universities offering applied economics programs:

The Johns Hopkins University
- The MA in Applied Economics is a part-time degree program offered evenings at the Washington, DC Center of The Johns Hopkins University.
- The program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in formulating and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques.
- The Department of Economics at JHU is ranked 4th by The Chronicle of Higher Education (2006). The ranking is based on the 2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index.

Washington State University
- The School of Economic Sciences is dedicated to high-quality teaching, research, outreach and engagement. There is a strong tradition of excellence in applied econometric modeling.
- The M.A. in Applied Economics degree program provides strong foundations in economic theory, quantitative methods, applications, communication skills, and research analysis.
- Two options are offered in the degree: thesis and non-thesis.
- The degree can be completed in two years or less.

Oregon State University
- OSU's Graduate Program in Applied Economics provides curricula leading to the MA, MS, and PhD degrees in Applied Economics.
- Prerequisites to the Master's degree program include intermediate courses in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, linear algebra, calculus, and statistics.
- Prerequisites to the Doctoral degree include the requirements from the Master's degree or its equivalence.
- The University is ranked 81st among the top 200 research institutions, ahead of all Oregon institutions and all but one in the Pacific Northwest, in total research expenditures for FY 2002, by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

University of Houston
- The M.A. in Applied Economics program includes courses in economic modeling and forecasting as well as applied courses in energy and health economics.
- The department of Economics at the University of Houston has been recognized at several levels for excellence, with several members of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Hoover Institute, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

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