The Mercatus Center MA Fellowship Program is a competitive fellowship program for students in George Mason University's MA economics program who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. Our MA Fellows take specialized courses which provide analytic training in applying economic ideas to solve problems in the world.
The Mercatus Center MA Fellowship Program is targeted toward students with an interest in gaining advanced training in economics, but who do not anticipate a career in academia. Students who anticipate working in public policy are ideal candidates for this fellowship.
The two-year program offers full tuition towards an MA in applied economics from George Mason University, a generous stipend, and experience publishing policy articles and papers with Mercatus Center senior scholars.
About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society’s most pressing problems.