MS in Economics and Computer Science

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Apply to the Master's in Economics and Computer Science program today at the College of Computing & Informatics. Please refer to the application deadlines below:

For Fall 2024:

Fall classes start on Monday, September 23, 2024.

  • International Applicants: June 1, 2024
  • U.S. Applicants (On-campus and Online): August 27, 2024

For Winter 2025:

Winter classes start on Monday, January 6, 2025.

  • International Applicants: October 15, 2024
  • U.S. Applicants (On-campus and Online): December 1, 2024

Who is the MS in Economics and Computer Science program for?

Drexel University's Master of Science in Economics & Computer Science is a STEM-designated program designed for students interested in combining the two disciplines of economics and computer science in a business environment. Combining training in computational and econometric techniques, the MS in Economics & Computer Science will prepare you for a variety of jobs in the private and public sector, enabling graduates to thrive in a variety of professional roles including data scientist, market analyst, and research analyst. This program is offered in collaboration with Drexel's LeBow College of Business.

Fast Facts


Full-time (FT) or Part-time (PT)


2-3 years (FT); 2-4 years (PT)


On campus

Term Starts


Curriculum Design

Traditional Course-by-Course 

Hands-on experience?

Hands-on, collaborative experiential learning project (choose from among four options); Graduate co-op is available for on-campus, full-time students.

Technical experience required?


GRE required?


Meets F1 Visa STEM Requirements?


Economics & Computer Science Program Overview

Advanced computing is disrupting the economy. Markets are increasingly moving to online platforms and machine learning and algorithms are replacing people in the provision of goods and services. Businesses and governments need leaders who understand the computer science that powers these new systems and who can also use economic theory and intuition to help design them. 

Many new systems of exchange are powered by advanced computing techniques such as machine learning and other algorithmic solutions. Employers are increasingly looking for applicants able to manage and analyze big data to interpret the platforms they rely on daily.

After completing the MS in Economics & Computer Science, you will have an in-depth understanding of computer science and economics and be equipped with the skills necessary for a career at the intersection of these disciplines.

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Economics & Computer Science Curriculum 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Drexel operates on the quarter, not semester, system, offering classes during four 10-week terms throughout the year. (You are not required to take classes every quarter, but full-time students must complete the degree in 3 years.)

Our master’s degrees are 45 credits (15 courses) which is equivalent to 30-33-credit degrees at other universities. The benefit of the quarter system is that students receive instruction in more topic areas than through the semester system and have more freedom to personalize their curriculum using electives.

CCI's Master’s Degree in Economics & Computer Science consists of:

  • Seven Economics required courses
  • Six Computer Science required courses (choose from among sixteen)
  • One Experiential Learning requirement

Please visit Drexel’s Course Catalog for a full description of each required course and elective for this program. You can also find a sample Plan of Study for the degree.

Full-time, on-campus students who are accepted for fall and winter term admissions can also choose a Graduate Co-op option. Please visit the Steinbright Career Development Center to learn more about cooperative education and its benefits.

Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above is required for the masters in AI.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or Graduate Management Admissions Test scores (scores must be five years old or less) are recommended.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation is required. Two (2) are suggested.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose.
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills.
  • Additional requirements for International Students.

Please visit our Graduate Admissions section for application deadlines.



Please visit Drexel’s official Graduate Tuition & Fees webpage. Note that this master’s degree requires 45 quarter credits.


There are a variety of sources of financial aid and scholarships to help you fund your master’s degree — explore them here.

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