I find this program very useful to any student who wants to be qualified and ready to work as soon as they graduate because this program trains and prepares us for jobs that require technical and analytical skillset which are highly demanded in job market.
The MS in Economic Data Analytics program is a STEM program that immensely benefits international students, as it grants a three-year work permit. This is very important to international students like me because there aren’t many programs that have this option; therefore, this program is attractive and beneficial to us.
The economics department as a whole is my favorite because all of my professors and faculty are very helpful and responsive to students’ need for success. In particular, the program director, Dr. Christy Spivey, has done phenomenal job engaging with students every step of our journey and her popularity among my cohorts is exceptional. When I took econometrics 3318 and 4318 in undergrad with Dr. Spivey, I found my career path, which inspired me to join this program and the whole journey and experience ever since has been incredible.