Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business has been named one of the top 50 economics graduate programs in the country for the 2013 – 2014 academic year by by Masters Degree Online. Surveys were conducted with students, alumni, deans, and experts in the field to determine program satisfaction and reputation. Additionally, emphasis was placed on the research and field work offered by programs. VCU currently offers a Master of Arts in Economics with an optional specializations in financial economics. Coming this fall is a new optional specialization in health economics.