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Internship for Credit Program

Master’s Internship

ECON 684 is a course for students who have secured an internship that is Economics related and wish to earn credit for this experience. Internship experience is becoming increasingly more important as part of the employment process for many companies and we encourage all students to purse this option as a part of their Master’s coursework. An economics internship is a professional learning experience that provides students with an opportunity to apply economic knowledge to “real world” experiences. An internship enables students to become familiar with work that requires the application of economics ideas, concepts and skills, to learn new skills related to economics, and to become familiar with the expectations in the professional world.

In order to be enrolled in this course, you will need to follow the instructions listed below. Please keep in mind that a student cannot be enrolled retroactively in the course for an internship that was already completed. Since this is a course and you will receive academic credit, you will be billed tuition as you would for any other course.

Please send any specific questions you have about the application or process to Paula Verdegaal at

How to receive credit:

  1. Secure an internship and receive an official offer letter from your employer
    1. Requirements for the offer letter and internship
  2. Submit the official online application by the following due dates
    1. Spring enrollment application due by December 1 (please email Paula Verdegaal if you receive an offer for Fall after this date)
    2. Summer enrollment Application is due by May 1 (please email Paula Verdegaal if you receive an offer for Summer after this date)
    3. Fall enrollment application due by August 1 (please email Paula Verdegaal if you receive an offer for Fall after this date)
  3. Following the requirements listed in “Requirements for the offer letter and internship” above, please request to have your offer letter sent directly from your employer to Paula Verdegaal at

*Please note the following information*

  • Only complete applications will be reviewed and you will be individually notified if your application has been approved, denied or if additional information is needed in order to make a decision. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requested supplemental documents are provided in a timely manner so that the course can be added if approved
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the due date
  •  If you secure an internship after the deadline, please email Paula Verdegaal at
  • If your internship is approved for ECON 684 credit, you will be sent additional instructions and the syllabus for the course directly to your TAMU email address
  • If you are unsure if your internship or potential internship will be approved for credit, please contact Paula Verdegaal at for a tentative review of the position/job duties
  • If you require CPT through ISS, please reach out to Paula Verdegaal at

Please see the list of previous Masters Internships