The Electricity, Natural Gas, and Telecommunications Economics sequence is a structured program that combines training in basic economic theory and statistical methods with specialized training in the theory, history and institutions of economic of regulation. Students develop skills in analyzing regulatory policy and in communicating the results.
In addition, students may have the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience as an intern with an employer in the telecommunications, electric power, or natural gas industries, or with an appropriate government agency. Three hours of credit is awarded for this internship experience.
Graduates are awarded a master's degree in Applied Economics with a sequence in Electricity, Natural Gas and Telecommunications Economics. Associated with the sequence is the Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies. The institute provides a key link between the University and the telecommunications, electric power, and natural gas industries.
Students selecting this 34-hour sequence will be prepared for effective and successful careers as economists, analysts and planners with firms in the natural gas, electric, and telecommunications industries. The option is also suitable for careers with governmental agencies responsible for the regulation of public utilities, consumer advocacy organizations, and firms providing consulting and ancillary services.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must:
|Fall (August)||March 1|
|Fall (August)||May 1 for International students|
|Spring (Fall)||October 1|
|Summer (May/June)||No applications are accepted for summer|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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