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Department of Economics, Law & Politics

  • The Department of Economics, Law and Politics offers programs in Economics, Political Science, Paralegal, International Studies and Pre-Law. Each major provides an excellent foundation for law school or graduate school by enhancing research and writing skills, offering both fundamental knowledge for careers and challenges that expose you to unanticipated experiences.

    See all the Department of Economics, Law & Politics Degree degree options.

  • Benefits of an MSUM Economics, Law & Politics degree
    Our dedicated faculty members have unique, diverse backgrounds that offer a blend of policy, law, judicial and international affairs experience. They’re actively engaged in government and public processes, and are excited to collaborate with you.
    Enhance your education outside of the classroom by getting involved in one of the many active, engaged student organizations geared toward local, state and national politics.
    Department of Economics, Law & Politics degrees give you a broad foundation to build on in innumerable ways. From U.S. government or international relations, to public law or economics, you’ll be exceedingly prepared to pursue a career in any facet of your choosing.
    Internships provide you with practical, real-world experience to prepare you for your chosen career. You’ll develop a network of contacts and be able to narrow your focus on the path that appeals to you. Internships are a great opportunity to build your resume and explore career options.
  • Economics, Law & Politics Department News
    • 2020 Economics graduate awarded assistantship to complete M.S. in Applied Economics
      Rebecca Weir, a 2020 MSUM Economics graduate, has accepted a Graduate Assistantship at the University of Minnesota beginning in fall […]
    • 2019 Economics graduate awarded Graduate Assistantship to complete Ph.D.
      Adam Schutt, 2019 Economics graduate, has accepted a Graduate Assistantship at the University of New Mexico beginning in fall 2020. […]
    • Undergraduate Economic Review recognizes MSUM Economics student’s research
      Adam Schutt, a May 2019 MSUM Economics graduate, was recently notified that his undergraduate research was selected for publication in […]
    • Faculty awarded $19,561 for ‘Shark Tank’ Presentation
      MSUM faculty were awarded $19,561 (full funding) for their Minnesota Innovation Grant “Shark Tank” Presentation, “Finding Refuge: Using GIS Technology […]
    • MSUM students behind the scenes: Academic Support Center
      Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a tutor on campus? Economics major McKenna Togstad has worked in […]
    • Students place first at Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition
      Congratulations to MSUM students Eric Honebrink (Economics), Thierry Oke (Computer Science), Jacob Pawlowski (Actuarial Science), and Gabriel Wilberscheid (Computer Science), […]
    • It’s almost summer!
      Just kidding! But it's time to plan your Summer 2020 schedule now.
    • MSUM Economics program members attend St. Cloud Winter Institute Economic Conference
      Dr. Oscar Flores and eleven members (Rebecca Weir, Michael LaTour, Heriberto Diaz, Danielle Caingcoy, Charles Pentz, Alex Peterson, Bradon Schlaefer, […]
    • MSPAM collecting socks for the homeless
      Each October, MSPAM holds a donation drive to collect socks for homeless shelters in the area. We’ve obviously gotten a […]
    • MSUM Economics program participates in National Association for Business Economics Conference
      MSUM students (Zain Afsheen, Heriberto Diaz, Sarocha Promsombat, McKenna Togstad, and Rebecca Weir) joined Economics faculty members T. J. Hansen […]
    • Paralegal program named No. 2 in MN
      Minnesota Lawyer 2019 Reader Rankings
    • ‘Prairie Post Office’ recognized by the American Library Association
      “Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota” (2017, NDSU Press), by authors Steven Bolduc (Economics) and […]
    • Economics program hosts Twin Cities alumni reunion
      Alumni, current students, faculty members and guests of the MSUM Economics program were among more than 50 people gathered in […]
    • Curt Gudmundson Economics Undergraduate Student Colloquium
      Wednesday, May 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | CB 105 You are invited to our first Curt Gudmundson Economics Undergraduate Student Colloquium on May 1 at 3:30 […]
    • Student Academic Conference: Adam Schutt
      Sanctuary Cities and their Respective Effect on Crime Rates
    • Local high school students in Econ Challenge
      Over 100 local high school students attended the 21st annual Great Plains Economics Challenge in the CMU on March 19, […]
    • Why I Chose MSUM
      My name is Autumn Schaeffer, I am a second-year student studying Paralegal at MSUM and American Sign Language at M […]
    • Economics students present at Eastern Economic Association meetings
      Two Economics students presented at the undergraduate student sessions of the Eastern Economic Association meetings in New York City held […]
    • Mathematics Seminar: Dr. T. J. Hansen
      Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 Dr. T. J. Hansen will give a talk about applications of mathematics in economic research questions in […]
    • MSPAM speaker event
      Thursday, Jan. 24 | 7-8 p.m. | CB 109 MSPAM is hosting guest speakers: Assistant United States Attorney Brett Shasky and UND Law Student Destiney Grooters […]
  • Careers & Outcomes
    With a degree from the Economics, Law & Politics department at MSUM, you'll enjoy outstanding job placement, satisfying careers, and a wide range of fields to choose from.
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