Faculty of Economics

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Applied Economics (MAAE)

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Year Full-time


  • Data Analysis Skills for Today’s World
  • Solid Economic Foundation Combined with In-depth Knowledge
  • Taught by International Experts in Academia and Industry
  • Highly Ranked Economics Program



Faculty of Economics

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2218 6227, +66 2652 5387 – 8


The Master of Arts in Applied Economics (MAAE) is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in economic theory, a comprehensive toolkit for statistical analysis, and a practical understanding of how economics is applied in the real world. Students have a choice to study in one of three applied tracks: International Economics and Finance; Health Economics and Health Care Management; or Labor Economics. The program emphasizes the development of data analysis and policy evaluation skills that are in demand in today’s labor market, particularly in business, healthcare, and the public sector.

WHY this program
at Chula


Data Analysis Skills for Today’s World

The MAAE provides not only a solid foundation in economic thinking, but also tools and for applying economic analysis to real-world problems. As decision-making in the private and public sectors is becoming more data-driven, employers need employees with robust problem-solving and data analysis skills. The MAAE program emphasizes training in real-life applications of a range statistical and evaluation methods.


Solid Economic Foundation Combined with In-depth Knowledge

Students gain a solid foundation in economic thinking and data analysis methods. In addition, students choose one of three study tracks to gain in-depth knowledge. The tracks in International Economics and Finance, Health Economics and Health Care Management, and Labor Economics prepare students for fulfilling work in the respective fields. Students not only graduate with an M.A. in Applied Economics, they also earn a certificate of completion in the their chosen field of study.


Taught by International Experts in Academia and Industry

The MAAE is an international program taught entirely in English by Chulalongkorn University faculty, experts from industry, and scholars from renowned universities in Thailand and abroad.


Highly Ranked Economics Program

The Faculty of Economics at Chulalongkorn University is the top-ranked economics program in Thailand. Globally, the program is ranked in the top 201-250 by QS World University Ranking in economics. Chulalongkorn University is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities for academic reputation according to QS World University Rankings 2021.  

Career Opportunities

  • International Economics and Finance: This track is designed for future decision-makers who are interested in a career path in the public sector, multinational businesses, international financial firms, and international organizations.
  • Health Economics and Health Care Management: Students who complete this track will be equipped with economics knowledge, hands-on data analysis, as well as practical applications in health-related fields at the international level. Graduates can pursue careers in various organizations such as in public and private healthcare institutions, ministries of health, international organizations, and academic institutions.
  • Labor Economics: Students who pursue the labor economics track will be equipped with economic tnd analytical tools useful for careers in both the public and private sectors.



  • Bachelor’s degree – Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university (preferably in the social sciences). For international degree holders, the degree must be on the Office of Civil Service Commission’s approved list.
  • English proficiency – A good command of written and spoken English are required. Applicants must earn a score of 70 (520) or higher on the TOEFL (PBT), 65 or higher on the CU-TEP, or 5.5 or higher on the IELTS.

Admissions Procedure:

The MAAE program accepts applications for admission from January to mid-May each year.

  • Online application form
  • Official university transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable))
  • Results of an English Language Proficiency Test (TOEFL, CU-TEP, or IELTS) taken no more than two years before the announcement of eligible applicants.
  • Two professional or academic references submitted directly to the program by email.
  • Work history for applicants who would like to study in Plan B (Individual Study).
  • Non-refundable 800 baht application fee.


Chulalongkorn University provides several scholarship opportunities for promising students at the graduate level. For more information, please visit the Graduate School’s Scholarship Page.


For further information: Please contact the Program Office, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

MAAE Office

Faculty of Economics

Chulalongkorn University

Room 507, 5th Floor

254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

+66 2218 6227
+66 2652-5387-8


Program Staff
Mrs. Natchanan Phonlaphatphaisan (OAE)
E-mail: Natchanan.Ph@Chula.ac.th
Tel. +66 09 0299 5145

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